Milwaukee 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.

 


6-8-16
Estabrook Waterfall:  View Video
Estabrook Waterfall is in Northeastern Milwaukee 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.

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Hansen Golf Rapids:
 
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Latitude: 43.05882   Longitude: -88.03163
This rapids is in the Little Menonomee River that runs thru the east side of Hansen Golf Club.  From Route 45 and North Avenue intersection go east on North Avenue 1.1 miles and turn south on Menomonee River Parkway, then in 1 block turn left and park on Jackson Park Blvd... walk due west across Menomonee River Parkway into the golf course, cross the golf course bridge... the rapids is just south of the bridge. 
This site is on private property, so respectful to golfers on the course, and do not visit the site without getting permission from the Golf Club!   Trespassing charges are taken seriously by the County Sheriff... DO NOT TRESPASS!

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Kletszch Spillway:
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Latitude: 43.13348   Longitude: -87.92838
The 6 foot drop Kletszch Spillway is north of downtown Milwaukee on the Milwaukee River in Kletszch Park.  The spillway was built in 1935 as a CCC project... the spillway was built to give it the appearance of a natural waterfall instead of a manmade spillway.  Kletszch Park is on the Milwaukee River Parkway just north of Bender Road. 

10-17-17
Lake Park Waterfall:  View Video
Lake Park Waterfall is in Eastern Milwaukee 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.

 


10-17-17
Mill Pond Waterfall:  View Video
Latitude: 42.91238   Longitude: -87.85352
When we first published this photo we named it Grant Park Spillway... after talking with several people in the Milwaukee area we have renamed it Mill Pond Waterfall.  We have been told that there were significant rapids (falls) in the area before the CCC build the dam that created the spillway.  It seems that everyone has called the area Mill Pond Waterfall from the time it was built back in the 1930's.  This 15 foot drop spillway/waterfall is 9.3 miles south of downtown Milwaukee near the shore of Lake Michigan.  The Mill Pond is in Grant Park two blocks north of Milwaukee Avenue along Mill Road and is just Southwest of the Grant Park Golf Course.  The stream through this area is Oak Creek which drains into Lake Michigan 0.9 miles downstream.

6-8-16
North Avenue Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 43.06011   Longitude: -87.89373
This rapids is under the North Avenue Bridge over the Milwaukee River just north of downtown Milwaukee. 
To get this picture, go south on Humbolt Avenue from North Avenue, then in 2 1/2 blocks turn left on Riverboat Road (hard to see small road), take Riverboat Road to its end and walk north from the end of Riverboat Road. 

10-17-17
Whitnall Park Waterfall:  View Video
Whitnall Park Waterfall is in Southwestern Milwaukee 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.

      
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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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