Know your Wisconsin: Waterfalls

(WKOW) — Wisconsin is home to many breathtaking and visually stunning waterfalls. 

In fact, in the northeastern part of the state, Marinette County is considered the "waterfall capitol," boasting more waterfalls than any other county.  Home to fourteen waterfalls, in Marinette County, there’s no problem finding water rushing over rocks.

Wisconsin’s bedrock is mostly granite, which is too hard for water to erode, the hilly terrain and rocky ridges provide the perfect conditions for waterfalls to form.

But Marinette County isn’t the only place that has water cascading over rocks. Jump over to the western part of the state in St. Croix County and visit Willow
River State park, located five miles north of Hudson. The centerpiece of the park is Willow Falls, a powerful cascade in a 200-foot deep gorge.

While several counties in Wisconsin have waterfalls, the most impressive of them all is located up north in Douglas County. Big Manitou Falls cascades 165 feet, and is the largest waterfall in the state!

Now you know your Wisconsin.

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