Fifth Falls

August, 2003

State: Minnesota

Location: Gooseberry Falls State Park

Height: 15?

Crest: ?

Water Source: Gooseberry River

Waypoint: 47.147N 91.475W

Summary: If pressed for a time, you might not want to walk the mile or so to see this small waterfall.

Fifth Falls can be found in Minnesota's Gooseberry Falls State Park. I am not sure why it is called Fifth Falls. The Lower, Middle and Upper Falls are clearly One, Two and Three, but there is no Fourth Falls that I am aware of.

The visitor center describes Fifth falls as a place of quiet solitude, which apparently means that is not crawling with quite as many kids as the other three falls. In low water this is not a very impressive waterfall, but the surrounding rocks and potholes are interesting.

[Lake Superior] Nearby Falls

The Lower, Middle and Upper Falls are a mile or so downstream. Devil's Kettle Falls, the Upper Falls of the Brule River, the High Falls of the Pigeon River, the High Falls of the Baptism River, Cross River Falls, and the Temperance River Gorge are all along Minnesota's north shore.

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