When the snow melts, waterfalls are at their peak. We have a few beautiful waterfalls to visit and there are even more in the surrounding area. View the brochure online, order one to be mailed or pick one up at one of our visitor centers.
Here are the waterfalls in Bayfield County:
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve is located 3.5 miles north of Washburn. Turn on Houghton Falls Road and drive .5 miles to the parking area. The 0.75 mile trail traverses some beautiful natural features before ending at the edge of Lake Superior - far above the water. The waterfall flow is seasonal. Please note that the gate in the parking area will lock automatically at the posted closing time.
Lost Creek Falls on Lost Creek No. 1 just south of Cornucopia (17.4 miles north of Washburn). From County Hwy C, turn on Trail Drive and travel .5 miles to the parking area/trailhead. Follow the signs 1.5 miles through the forest to the falls. The trail is well-marked and improved with boardwalks and gravel.
Orienta Falls on the Iron River is located 5 miles west of Port Wing. Turn on Orienta Falls Road and drive for 1 mile to the DNR parking area. Follow a steep, unimproved trail to the river – use caution as it is slippery when wet.
Siskiwit Falls Located on the Siskiwit River located 0.25 miles east of Cornucopia off County Hwy C on Siskiwit Falls Road. There are two new parking areas with off-road parking on both sides of the river on north side of the road. The southern-most falls, upstream from the bridge, are accessible by a short path on the Southern side of Siskiwit Falls Road. Please follow signage and respect private landowners. There are more falls downstream on the north side of the road (less than 0.25 mile).
Twin Falls is just outside Port Wing (to the west) on the south side of Hwy 13. Turn on Twin Falls Road and follow a short distance to find a place to park. Follow the signs up the 0.3 mile path to the observation deck looking down on Larson Creek flowing over the falls and the cavern beneath you.