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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
The Michigan Recreation Passport is required. It costs only $11 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan’s state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation.
Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased: with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $11 at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $16 Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased: with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $6 at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11 Non-Resident Annual Pass $32
Non-Resident Daily Pass $9
Contact the Tahquamenon Falls State Park for more information on fees (906-492-3415). Also view the State Park website
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.