Bonanza Falls in Copper Country Michigan
The Bonanza Falls is a treasure waiting to be found and explored within the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. It is located just down the road from the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains. The falls has very easy access, little traffic since it is technically outside of the park, and abundant wildlife.
The falls is feed by the Big Iron River which is about 100 feet wide. There is no drop more than 10 feet but there are multiple cascading drops that is the signature feature of the falls.
Things to do near Bonanza Falls
There are other great scenic and tourist spots close by while you visit Bonanza Falls. Check them out and add them to your plans. You will not want to miss a trip into the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning across Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior. The oldest growth of northern hardwood forest lies in the mountains that span 31,000 acres. It has become a popular tourist stop to explore it vast pristine nature. The “must see” is the Lake of the Clouds which sits high up in the mountain.
Check out the power of the Victoria Dam, or the vast amount of mining history that includes the Minnesota Mine, the Old Victoria Settlement, or the White Pine Mine. How about taking a trip back in time through an old Irish Cemetery? Maybe your plans include a round of golf at the Ontonagon Golf Club?
If you are on a waterfall adventure the area has plenty to choose from. Start with the Agate Falls,or the Bond Falls, the Bonanza Falls, the Presque Isle Falls, the Overlook Falls, or the O Kun De Kun Falls.
If your planning some fishing how the Big Iron River also known as the Iron River. The river flows through the Porcupine Mountains and flows out to Lake Superior at Silver City, MI. The Ontonagon River also offers plenty of great fishing opportunities.
Other things to check out are Lake Gogebic, the Ewen Log Jamboree which is a festival held in the summer, camping at the Ontonagon Campground, or visit the Rockland War Memorial.
YouTube of Bonanza Falls
Bonanza Falls Photos
Information and Directions for Bonanza Falls
From the intersection of M-107 and M-64 just outside Silver City, go about a mile south on M-64 and look for a dirt road on the west side of the road. This short road has an informative sign about the history of the area and Bonanza Falls (also called Greenwood Falls) itself. There is a parking area near the top of the falls, use caution as the trail to the bottom of the upper section has some steep slides and drops.
Address: intersection of M-107 and M-64 just outside Silver City
Height: 10 feet