The Tahquamenon Falls State Park consists of Upper Falls and Lower Falls. The Park covers approximately 40,000 acres, an area of about 13,000 square miles. The majority of the park is undeveloped woodland and there are few roads, structures or powerlines.
The sandhill crane has nesting sites in this Park.
This is the the famed land of Longfellow's Hiawatha. Hiawatha was said to have built his canoe "by the rushing Tahquamenaw". This has long been an area where the Ojibwa fished, hunted, farmed, trapped and lived. In the 1800s, those seeking timber came and became the first permanent white settlers in the area.
Flora and fauna
Contact the Tahquamenon Falls State Park for more information on fees (906-492-3415). Also view the State Park website at www.michigan.gov/dnr. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_10887-124495--,00.html
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub sits near at the end of the parking area near the Upper Falls. This restaurant serves pastas, whitefish, burgers and other fare, as well as a selection of beers brewed on-site. Built in the style of the logging camps that once covered the UP, the restaurant is owned and operated by the family who originally owned this area, and donated this land to the State of Michigan to form the Park.
There are four campgrounds. They consist of two modern campgrounds at the Lower Falls and a modern and partially modern campground at the River's mouth.