Morgan Falls on Morgan Creek

sharp, rocky ending to a sandy creek

Dusting of snow around the falls
  • Mild Morgan Creek over a sandy bed
  • Dusting of snow around the falls
  • Sideways view at Morgan Falls
  • Bright sun over the drop

Morgan Falls is formed with Morgan Creek, a sandy little creek south of Negaunee and Marquette, drops suddenly down a steep rock slide to join up with Carp River. The rock it flows over is an unforgiving volcanic wall, a dramatic end for an otherwise gentle flow of water, but it does create an impressive curtain of loud white water that easily drowns out the rapids of Carp River for a brief time.

Directions

Park either in the northern lots for Marquette Mountain (just south of Marquette on County Road 553) or up along Marquette Mountain Road (the first two-track leading west from 553 past Marquette Mountain). Follow the river upstream to Morgan Creek, which is downstream from Carp River Falls. If you take the northern route there will be a beaten path leading down to the falls 1.3 miles down Marquette Mountain Road.

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