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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

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A gem!

First, the ride to Black River harbor from Bessemer is incredibly beautiful. There are several... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Elgin, Illinois
Black River falls near Bessemer, Michgan

This river has 5 falls near the mouth of the river. It takes at least 1/2 hour for each fall to... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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County Road 513, Bessemer, MI
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

First, the ride to Black River harbor from Bessemer is incredibly beautiful. There are several waterfalls to hike to on the way. We especially liked Rainbow Falls view from the North Country Trail. Not a fan of the hundreds of stairs on the other side....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mckrammer
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This river has 5 falls near the mouth of the river. It takes at least 1/2 hour for each fall to view and visit.. We spent at least one hour at each fall. You park at the parking area and walk down 3/4 mile or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great falls, easy access. Nice and easy walking trails and access to lake superior at the last falls

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Huge parking lot and restrooms. Nice walk across the suspension bridge leads you to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Superior and bonus...thimbleberries are along the trails!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 986sallys
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We camped here for 2 nights while we explored the 5 waterfalls on Black River Road leading to the campground. It is a rustic campground so has vault toilets and no showers but the views of Lake Superior from our campsite (18) were beautiful! We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Black River Harbor isn't just for fishing. Hiking trails to waterfalls, beach, kayaking and picnicking.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The Black River is an awesome place to take the family. The 4 waterfalls on the way to Lake Superior are wonderful and pure nature. The trails leading to the falls and river are great for families to enjoy all the nature. They offer many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank slanp1
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Great place to relax on the beach or hike to see beautiful waterfalls. There is a suspension bridge over the river that leads to a beach area. The hikes to the waterfalls each have parking close by, you need to walk on a trail through...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Northerngirlnomore
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This area is an untouched jewel.. The hiking and beauty is amazing any time of year. We have had the pleasure to visit during all seasons and each time it is different. The JOY of nature!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank debbie929
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Black River Harbor is one of our favorite places. Living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin allows us to enjoy the beauty of Western Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Our granchildren from Colorado have really enjoyed Black River Harbor. Last summer we took my brothers and their...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Anna F
August 30, 2018|
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Response from slanp1 | Reviewed this property |
Anna, it is easy to get to from US 2. Several ways but Powder Horn road is a nice road. The ski resort is also on this road. There are 4 waterfalls on the way to the lake. The parks are pet friendly. Just beautiful there... More
Sue W
March 8, 2017|
Response from dougredcnoe | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I don't know. I was traveling by boat.