Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site

Laughing Whitefish FallsOne of the tallest waterfalls in Upper Michigan, Laughing Whitefish Falls is a must-stop when you are in the Marquette or Munising areas.  Laughing Whitefish Falls is classified as a slide waterfall and drops a total of 100 feet.  It is located within Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park.  The falls are best visited in the spring or after a heavy rainfall.  In the summer the water flow diminishes significantly.

Laughing Whitefish Falls is located about a 30 minute drive in between Marquette and Munising near Chatham, Michigan.  For exact directions please refer to the map below.  Once at the parking area, there is a 0.6 mile long hike to reach the falls.  There are also bathrooms and a spot for lunch located near the parking area.  The hike from the parking area takes you through a beautiful old growth pine and hemlock forest.  Once you reach the falls, you can climb down a staircase next to the waterfalls or view them from a nearby observation deck.

Since Laughing Whitefish Falls is located within a state park a Recreation Passport is required for entry.

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