Sawyer 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.

 


2017
  Bellile Falls: 
Bellile Falls is in South Central Sawyer 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.  The offical name of this site is Bellile Falls; however we have been told that Bellile Falls is not really a falls... we have seen a description that described it as a class 2 rapids.

8-12-17
Chippewa Lake Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.88832   Longitude: -91.07701
We have visited this site twice and neither time was any water going over the spillway... all water was going through the power generating plant.  Seems to be a favorite spot for fishing... numerous fishermen there both times we visited.
 

9-16-16
Couderay River Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 45.76582   Longitude: -91.22186
This picture was taken from the Route 40 bridge over the Couderay River 0.3 miles south of Route 70 on the southern edge of the town of Radisson.  There are more significant rapids on downstream but they are on private property and not accessible.  

2017
Fishtrap Lake Dam:
Latitude: 45.92986   Longitude: -90.96397
The picture shown at left is a satellite image of Fishtrap Lake Dam, as seen from Google Earth.  There is no spillway for a photo at this location... all water goes through a power plant effluent.  To visit this location from the town of Loretta go west on Route 70 for 5 miles and turn right (north) on County Road B; then one mile to right onto Fishtrap Lake Road and follow Fishtrap Lake Road for 2.7 miles to the dam.  This dam is on the East Fork of the Chippewa River.

2017
  Fishtrap Lake Spillway:
Latitude: 45.92873   Longitude: -90.95625
The picture shown at left is a satellite image of Fishtrap Lake Spillway, as seen from Google Earth.  The spillway is 0.4 miles upstream from Fishtrap Lake Dam as described above.  At this point the stream (East Fork of the Chippewa River) splits into two channels... one channel goes to the dam and drives the power plant; the other channel goes over the spillway and rejoins effluent from the power plant 0.6 miles downstream.  The channel to the power plant was built to supply water to the power plant; it was manmade and is not an original channel.

2017
  Flambeau Falls:
Flambeau Falls is in Southeastern Sawyer 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.  We have been unable to visit the falls... seems to be only available via canoe or kayak.

9-16-16
  Hayward Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 46.00664   Longitude: -91.48410
From the Route 63-27 intersection in Hayward go 0.44 miles east on Route 27 and turn right on S. 1st Street; then go two blocks and the spillway will be on the right.  There is parking available at that location and there is a canoe portage path to take you down to the waters edge for photos.  Water from this spillway flows into the Namekagon River.  

7-21-17
  Little Falls:  View Video
Little Falls is in Southeastern Sawyer 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.  This area is a favorite of kayakers and the falls are classified at a Class 4 rapids... if you are lucky you may get a glimpse of a kayaker when you visit the area.  There are numerous rapids upstream and downstream from this area if you have time to wander.

9-16-16
  Moose Lake Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 46.02937   Longitude: -91.09126
These rapids are at the N. Moose Lake Road bridge over the West Branch of the Chippewa River 100 feet east of County Road S.  From Clam Lake go 10.25 miles west on Route 77 and turn left on County Road S; then go 4 miles to a parking area at the corner of  N. Moose Lake Road (Road 164) and County Road S. 

9-16-16
  Moose Lake Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 46.03316   Longitude: -91.07632
From Clam Lake go 10.25 miles west on Route 77 and turn left on County Road S; then go 4 miles and turn left on N. Moose Lake Road (Road 164); then go 0.6 miles and turn left on N. Louies Landing Road; then travel 0.57 miles to the spillway.  Water from this spillway flows into the West Branch of the Chippewa River.

9-16-16
  Nelson Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 46.10028   Longitude: -91.51276
From the intersection of Route 63-27 on the north side of Hayward, go 3.66 miles northwest on Route 27; then turn right on Route 27 for 3.3 miles to the spillway... there is a parking lot just north of the spillway from which you can get pictures. 
Water from the spillway flows into the Totagatic River.  

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  Pipestone Falls:
Pipestone Falls is in Central Sawyer 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. Pipestone Falls is on the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation and is not accessible for public viewing unless you are a member of that tribe.  They consider it their sacred ground and "No Trespassing" signs are posted.  Do not ignore the "No Trespassing" sign... large fines have been issued to those who violate Indian rights.  (the photo at left is from www.cfla.us).

9-16-16
  Price Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.79592   Longitude: -90.98879
From the Route 70 County Road W intersection in the town of Winter, go south on County Road W (also called Old Wisconsin 70) for 2.9 miles and turn left on Dam Road; then go 0.35 miles north and turn left into the parking lot for Price Spillway.  Water from this spillway flows into the Brunet River.  

9-16-16
  Radisson Lake Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.75960   Longitude: -91.20162
From the center of the town of Radisson (1 block south of Route 70 on Clark Street) go east on Railroad Street (also called Old Wisconsin 70) for 1.3 miles to N. Swede Road; turn right on N. Swede Road; then go 0.28 miles and turn right on Birch Lane; then follow Birch lane for 0.6 miles to the spillway.  There is parking at the spillway where the picture at left was taken. 

7-21-17
  Slough Gundy Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 45.64931   Longitude: -90.73885
These rapids are just upriver from Little Falls as described above.  See description above in Little Falls about how to get to this area.  Little Falls and Slough Gundy are accessed from the same parking lot... best way to see this area is to visit Little Falls first and then take the trail along the river to go upstream to Slough Gundy Rapids.

9-16-16
  Tiger Cat Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 46.02961   Longitude: -91.24287
From the intersections of Routes 77 and 63 north of Hayward, go east 7.8 miles on Route 77 to Twin Lake Road; turn right and go 1.8 miles to N. McClaine Road; turn right and go 0.75 miles to N. Tiger Cat Road; turn left and go 1.44 miles to W. Tiger Cat Dam Road; turn left and go 1.06 miles to a road that goes straight ahead and is marked "Public Boat Landing"... a parking lot is available and the spillway is adjacent just north of the parking lot. 
Water from the spillway flows into the North Fork of the Chief River. 
 

8-12-17
  Yarnell Creek Falls:  View Video
Yarnall Creek Falls is in Southwestern Sawyer 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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