Amnicon Falls State Park

IUCN Category V - Protected Landscape / Seascape

Covered bridge over the river Amnicon

Southeast of the city of Superior is the Amnicon Falls State Park to the waterfalls of the Amnicon Rivers.


In State Park, the river divides into three arms, between which there are islands. These creeks have three different waterfalls:

  • Now and Then Falls
  • Upper Fals
  • Snake Pit Falls


Along the Douglas Fault earthquake, there were some half a billion years. A billion years lava flow from which solidified later to dark basalt. The Lower Falls there are sandstones, composed of sediments from prehistoric rivers. In some places there are sandstone cliffs. During the last ice age the Canadian Shield brought various other rocks such as granite or gneiss.


1932 bought the 60 acre Douglas County and received an additional 65 acre paid. From the land of Bardon Park was established. Between the thirties and forties of the last century, the park was handed over to the place Amnicon. During this time, people took care of the Civilian Conservation Corps to the park. Thereafter, the size grew to 160 acres and the popularity, so the maintenance costs rose and the State Park was returned to the County. 1961 changed to the form at a state park and gave it its present name. Later, the park grew to its present size.

Flora and Fauna

In state park various mammals such as deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and porcupines occur. Along the river live mink and otter. Furthermore, there are various species of birds such as Grouse.

As plant species thimble berries and various fungi occur.