Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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  Pike Creek Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 42.64552   Longitude: -87.86739
Kenosha County is not renown for having waterfalls and rapids.  This one is the best we could find.  It is in beautiful Petrifying Springs Park not very far north of Kenosha.  From downtown Kenosha go north on Route 32 for 3.9 miles to Somers Road (also known as 12th Street and County Road E) and turn left; then in 1.9 miles turn right onto JR Road (also known as Petrifying Springs Road); in 0.7 miles on Road JR you will arrive at the park.  The park is one you should visit... it has excellent walking/jogging trails; lots of open space; toilets; picnic shelters; and even a beer garden in case you get thirsty.  The rapids shown are accessible from parking lot #3.



We regret that we have not been able to find additional waterfalls, rapids or spillways in Kenosha County... please, if anyone has details about a waterfall, rapid or spillway that we have not documented, please contact us so it/they can be included.

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Links & Helpful Hints...
Before you visit a waterfall it is helpful to know the surrounding landscape... we use two free internet services to help. provides free topo maps which can be enlarged and printed.  Access Topoquest and then click "find maps" on their website, put in GPS from our data (without the minus sign), click "search", then click on the first USGS map that has a DRG name, click on the map itself and select zoom level.  To navigate the area... if you want to look at an area left of the map, click on the left edge of the map, etc.  Below each map will be a listing of features shown on the map... a little work and you will learn their system (sometime clicking on the edge will not take you to an adjacent map).
We also use Google Earth.  It is a free service you can download at  Like Topoquest, you put in GPS data (or city, or county and state) and it will "fly" you to the location requested. 
There are lots of internet sites that list facts about Wisconsin... one of the best is the Wisconsin DNR site which has all kinds of info.  Another good site is

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