Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Deerton

The Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site is a waterfall and state park located in Onota Township and Rock River Township, in far western Alger County, Michigan. The waterfall is in the southern part of the site, in Rock River Township, 8 miles (13 km) south of Lake Superior near M-94.
Laughing Whitefish Falls is formed by an abrupt limestone escarpment of the Laughing Whitefish River, which flows northward into Lake Superior. The falls is located within the Escanaba River State Forest. The escarpment is shaped so as to draw out the cascade into an unusual fan-shaped wall of water.
From M-94, a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) drive northward on Dorsey Road and a one-mile (1.5 km) hike from the roadhead are necessary to reach the falls.
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  • On our way from Fayette to Munising decided to see some waterfalls along the way and this one did not disappoint. Some 100 feet high and very picturesque. Not too hard to find and enough parking and d...  more »
  • The hike to Laughing Whitefish Falls is short and easy. There isn't much to see on the way to the falls, but the falls are beautiful. So worth the short hike.  more »
  • Nice little hike to the falls, kids had a blast playing in the upper pool areas finding crayfish
  • Great hidden waterfall. All new stairs and fencing

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