Tahquamenon Tahquamenon River Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon River in the magnificent Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a blackwater jewel of the rugged American wilderness. Dramatic waterfalls and vast wilderness with a fantastic Michigan State Park provide great opportunities for year-round outdoor activities.

In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's once-famous poem, The Song of Hiawatha (1855), the hero learned how to paddle a birchbark canoe in the Tahquamenon. The river is often used for canoeing to this day. The river's watershed and state park are also extensively used for fishing and hiking. In winter, the watershed welcomes snowmobilers.

The Tahquamenon River is an 89.1-mile-long blackwater river in the U.S. state of Michigan that flows in a generally eastward direction through the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. It drains approximately 820 square miles of the Upper Peninsula, including large sections of Luce County and Chippewa County. It begins in the Tahquamenon Lakes in northeast Columbus Township of Luce County and empties into Lake Superior near the village ofParadise. M-123 runs alongside a portion of the river.

The river is best known for the Tahquamenon Falls, a succession of two waterfalls in Tahquamenon Falls State Park totalling approximately 73 feet in height. Because the headwaters of the river are located in a boreal wetland that is rich in cedar, spruce and hemlock trees, the river's waters carry a significant amount of tannin in solution (i.e., it is a blackwater river), and are often brown or golden-brown in color. The Tahquamenon Falls are thus acclaimed as being the largest naturally dyed or colored waterfall in the United States. The state park preserves the falls area and some 24 miles of the river.

Winter 2013 Photos of Tahquamenon Falls:
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. 
Visit the Tahquamenon Falls Visitor Center

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Map
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Map

Paradise, MI 49768
(906) 492-3415

Visit the State of Michigan website for Tahquamenon Falls State Park & check out the State Park on Twitter for excellent local updates.


Fishing the Tahquamenon River

Tahquamenon River Fishing Report
Weekly Fishing Report 
Click on the link above or call 517-373-0908 for Michigan's full fishing report that is posted each week.
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Weekly Fishing Tip 
Check out the DNR's weekly fishing tip, obtained from various angling resources throughout the country.
Archived Weekly Fishing Tips 
Read the older weekly fishing tips the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has shared with anglers.

Tahquamenon fishing guides: contact us.
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