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Rootbeer Falls

Sunday Lake Falls

Rapid River Falls

Deer Creek Falls

Phil Stagg

Rootbeer Falls can be seen through the trees from a dusty road near Wakefield.  The flat, lightly forested area below the falls turns into a flood plain during spring runoff and heavy rains.  Many people have joked about this fall or that fall, calling them "Rootbeer Falls" due to the yellowish hue from the tannic acid in the water.  Little did they realize that there really is a "Rootbeer Falls"!

Waterfalls

of Michigan

Phil Stagg

Across the road from Sunday Lake is one of the most unusual waterfalls in Michigan.  Miners in the 1800's blasted through solid rock to control the lake height to assist with keeping water out of Sunday Lake Mine.  The result is a cavernous opening in a solid rock face with a creek pouring out and spilling down a steep hillside.

Waterfalls

of Michigan

Waterfalls

of Michigan

Phil Stagg

Rapid River Falls is on private property and is off limits without prior permission.  A nice cabin sits in the backcountry, nicely overlooking the double drop waterfall.

 

This is actually some distance northeast of Rootbeer Falls.  It was the closest marker I had on the map, so I'm using it.  This waterfall is in Ontonagon County.

Waterfalls

of Michigan

Phil Stagg

Deer Creek is some distance north of M-28 down one dirt road after another.  A 1/4 mile hike at the end brings you to this highly stepped, cascading waterfall.

 

This is actually some distance northeast of Rootbeer Falls.  It was the closest marker I had on the map, so I'm using it.  This waterfall is in Ontonagon County.