WI Adventure Destination - Amnicon Falls State Park
November 28, 2015
Amnicon Falls State Park features several streams, rapids and waterfalls. Endless possibilites for nature photography located in Douglas County, northwest Wisconsin. Water levels vary as does the degree of danger when exploring the trails alongside the Amnicon river. During high water I would not get within 6 feet of the riverbank. Surely if I fell in it would mean certain death. So don't be daft.
Warnings aside Amnicon Falls State Park is easy to find with picknic areas and primitive camping. Here's the park map. Stayed for a weekend this year in May, got ate alive with mosquitos but it was worth it. Primitive camping, no electricity, no showers, pit toilets and starlight when the sun sets. Perfect get away for just $16.00 a night. Register for a site at Reserve America. Many sites large enough for a pop up trailer, all sites perfect for tenting. Campfirewood available for sale at the park entrance ranger station.
Enjoy several waterfalls, upper Amnicon, lower Amnicon, snake pit falls (did not see any snakes), now-and-then falls and other rapids. All these natural waterfeatures visible on moderately easy to hike trails. Trails are fairly easy to see, unlikely for a person to get lost in this park so long as you stay on the trail. The obvious question: how do you get to the covered foot bridge? The bridge over the waterfall in the video. At the entrance ranger station take the road to the right, cross the small bridge, park in the ample parking area. Listen for the falls to the west and you will see the bridge.
I can't say enough about this park its a real gem.