Lincoln County, Wisconsin

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Sites listed here without GPS coordinates are featured in our printed Travel Guide.  The guide includes GPS and has more detailed route instructions.

 


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  Alexander Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.18802   Longitude: -89.75485
This spillway drains Alexander Lake into the Wisconsin River just west of Merrill, Wisconsin.  From Merrill go west on Route 64 for 3.7 miles and turn right (north) onto Sunset Drive; then 0.6 miles to right onto Alexander Avenue that leads to the spillway... walk toward the power plant and then to the right east of the fence on the right to get below the dam to see the spillway. 

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  Grandfather Falls:  View Video

Grandfather Falls is in Central Lincoln County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the falls along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

10-13-16
  Grandfather Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.31302   Longitude: -89.78569
This spillway is just north of Grandfather Falls discussed above.  From the parking lot at Grandfather Falls described above, travel 0.9 miles north on Route 107 to another parking lot on the left which leads to the spillway.  Walk south from the parking lot to see the area below the spillway.  Walk downriver a ways along the Ice Age Trail to see numerous rapids downriver from the spillway. 


6-6-17

Grandmother Spillway:
Latitude: 45.36663   Longitude: -89.72847
Visited this spillway in 2016 when it was under re-construction, which has now been finished.  This photo was taken from the east side of the river where there is very limited parking... better parking is available on the west side of the Wisconsin River but a limited view of the spillway.  From the town of Irma on Route 51 north of Merrill go west on County Road J for 2.9 miles and turn right onto Route 107; then 1.1 miles to the spillway on your left.

 

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Jersey City Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.49164   Longitude: -89.75014
From Jersey City go north on Wheeler Road (County Road CC) for 0.76 miles to right onto Jersey Lane; then in 200 feet turn right onto the drive to the spillway.  The picture at left was taken from the County Road CC bridge over the Tomahawk River just downriver from the spillway. 

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Kings Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.48274   Longitude: -89.68069
This spillway is another dam in the Wisconsin River just east of Tomahawk.  From Tomahawk go east 2.3 miles to left onto Kings Road; then 0.8 miles to the spillway.  Not much of a spillway because all the water is going thru the power plant.

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Lake Nokomis Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.53885   Longitude: -89.74658
From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 51 north of Tomahawk go 4.6 miles west on Route 8 to right onto County Road Y; then 0.25 miles to right onto Nokomis Drive; then 0.44 miles to the spillway.  Great fishing area below the spillway... a lady caught a 40 inch long 20# muskie when I was there; so take your fishing gear. 

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Merrill Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.17830   Longitude: -89.68679
Another dam and spillway in the Wisconsin River... this one in downtown Merrill... massive flow the day we were there.  From downtown Merrill go south across the S. Center Avenue bridge and take the first right onto Riverside Avenue; then in 0.2 miles park on the street adjacent to the driveway to the spillway... walk north to the spillway to see the picture shown at left. 

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Posey Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 45.28044   Longitude: -89.79128
This isn't much of a rapids, but is is listed on GS maps so we took a picture.  From Merrill go 1 mile west on Route 64 to right onto Route 107; then travel 9.7 miles on Route 107 to a parking lot on the left alongside the Wisconsin River.  This site is on the way to Grandfather Falls so stop for a quick look as you drive by.

6-6-17
Prairie River Dells:  View Video
Prairie River Dells is in Southeastern Lincoln County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the falls/rapids along with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

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Spirit Falls:  View Video
Spirit Falls is in Northwestern Lincoln County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the falls along with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

10-13-16

Spirit River Spillway
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Latitude: 45.43886   Longitude: -89.74236
Not much water thru this spillway and difficult to get to for a good picture.  This spillway drains the Spirit River Flowage into the Spirit River... the Spirit River then flows into the Wisconsin River one mile downstream.

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Tomahawk Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.44163   Longitude: -89.73014
Another dam and spillway in the Wisconsin River... from downtown Tomahawk go 0.4 miles south on Route 86 and turn left onto County Road S; then follow County S for 1.45 miles to right onto Dean Road.  Dean Road is private but access to the spillway is allowed... please observe the 15 MPH speed limit signs.  Not much water over the spillway, most water goes thru the power plant. 

      
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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.  www.topoquest.com 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).
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We also use Google Earth.  It is a free service you can download at https://www.google.com/earth/.  Like Topoquest, you put in GPS data (or city, or county and state) and it will "fly" you to the location requested. 
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There are lots of internet sites that list facts about Wisconsin... one of the best is the Wisconsin DNR site http://dnr.wi.gov/ which has all kinds of info.  Another good site is www.discoverwisconsin.com.

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