RecreationAre you looking for things to do on your northern Wisconsin vacation? It takes more than a weekend to explore all that Florence County has to offer. Over 50% of our county land is publicly owned giving you access to outdoor adventure galore. Ride our trails on your ATV/UTV or snowmobile to burn off some stress. Burn some calories hiking, biking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing our trails or blaze your own trail through the woods.
Paddle undeveloped rivers to reconnect with nature. Take your kids geocaching in the Nicolet National Forest to see their excitement at finding the hidden treasure. Enjoy a beautiful day on the water fishing, swimming, waterskiing or kayaking our lakes. Every season brings another palette of color, berry to pick or game to hunt here in the Northwoods. If history is your thing, the Historical Society Museum is a must do.
Florence Co. Waterfalls
Deep in the forest, the waters of Florence County's Wild Rivers cascade, tumble and roar down seven breathtaking waterfalls. LaSalle (Latitude 45.831013, Longitude -88.290010) Meyers (Latitude 45.899845, Longitude -88.436188) and Bull Falls (Latitude 45.898143, Longitude -88.409908) on the Pine River and Washburn (Latitude 45.811271, Longitude -88.365233), Little Bull (Latitude 45.766048, Longitude -88.457523) Big Bull (Latitude 45.797016, Longitude -88.408597) and Jennings Falls (Latitude 45.836911, Longitude -88.363904) on the Popple River. All but one of the falls are accessible by land. Trails to the falls range from 1/4 mile to a little more than one mile. Trails to the falls are generally hilly and unimproved and require more than normal physical effort. Little Bull Falls, which lies entirely within private property, can only be viewed from a canoe or kayak. Canoers and Kayakers may put in at the Morgan Road/Popple River crossing. Little Bull Falls in one half mile downstream from the crossing and is surrounded by rapids both up and downstream.
The following are the named rapids within Florence County. Chipmunk Rapids is along Chipmunk Rapids Road, but the rest of the rapids require a hike to access. All maps and travel information for Florence County Waterfalls is available at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center or on this website.
Big Murphy Rapids
Nine Day Rapids
Burnt Dam Rapids
Snake Tail Rapids