Munising Falls

May, 2004

State: Michigan

Location: Michigan U.P., Alger County.

Height: 50

Crest: 8

Water Source: Munising Creek

Waypoint: 46.42278N 86.62139W

Summary: This is a pretty waterfall and it is easy to visit, so if you are in the area there is no reason not to go see it. The main purpose of any visit to the area will probably be Pictured Rocks.

Munising Falls is in Munising, off of H-58. From downtown Munising, head east on H-58. Take a left on Sand Point Rd. There is a sign. At the falls there is a parking area, and restrooms. It is a short walk to the falls.

In winter Munising Falls freezes, forming an ice column. It is off limit to climbers, but there are ice curtains and other waterfalls in the area that freeze over in the winter. Munising is a very popular destination among the ice climbing crowd. The ice formations are very interesting even if you do not climb them.

Here is a short movie of Munising Falls.

[Lake Superior] [Alger County] Nearby Falls

Tannery Falls and MNA Memorial Falls are both in Munising. Wagner Falls is just south of Munising, and Autrain Falls is a few miles beyond that. Miners Falls, Chapel Falls, Spray Falls, Mosquito Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Potato Patch Falls, and Sable Falls can all be found in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This map shows the location of most of the nearby falls.

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