Breakwater Falls - WI's 6th Largest Waterfall
Three tiers of cascading falls, with rapids, create this spectacular 60-foot waterfall just below the Pine River Dam. Unique rock formations of 2 billion year old bedrock show the power of the river and beauty of nature. Breakwater Falls changes drastically with water flow: thundering at high flow and intricate ledge flows during low flow. The south side has the best trail, while the north side offers a high bluff view and delicate back channel falls. To get to the south side, turn west on Power Dam Road off of Hwy N. After 1.25 miles stay right at the 'Y'. The road dead ends at the Pine River Dam power house. Park there, walk around the gate and up the gravel road. At the top of the road follwo the signs down to the top of the first tier. The trail along the river is primative and requires a climb up hill after the 3rd tier to get back up to the road. To see the falls from the north, turn south on Pine River Road off of Hwy D. Follow Pine River Road to the Pine River Flowage We Energies campground. From the parking lot, walk down to the dam and follow the foot path to the falls.