Black River Falls

March 24, 2018

A Winter Visit: Black River Falls

Marquette County, MI

Bobbling frozen bubbles and a roaring winter waterfalls. Not quite an enchanting winter scene but definitely nature making a statement.

Black River Falls
Black River Falls

Black River Falls is a steep, wide chute nestled between two large outcroppings. Reaching 20 feet in height,  this single drop waterfall it is not the tallest in Marquette County, but it is certainly interesting, especially in the winter.

Bubbles
Foam bubbles at the base of the falls

The water at the base of the falls is covered with frozen little bubbles of foam that bobble with the undercurrent of the river. This was something we had not previously seen with other winter waterfalls.

Black River
Looking downstream from the falls

We had no problems accessing Black River Falls, even in the winter. The trail is easy to follow and is quite wide. However, the road to the waterfall is a seasonal road. During the winter, plan accordingly with a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Getting there

Black River Falls is located roughly 8 miles south of Ishpeming off of County Road 581. Its waypoints are 46.3936, -87.7858.


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