Prickett Dam forms a large, log-strewn retaining lake on the north end of Baraga Plains. Water shoots out of the steel-and-cement wall, forming a powerful and blatently artificial plunge of water. This is the last drop along the river before it flows into the Portage near Chassell.
Take M-38 out of Baraga and turn left on Prickett Dam Road at 9.5 miles. The road goes straight down to the dam while the main route bends sharp to the right on its way to Silver Mountain. Park at the end of the road at the chain link fence and head down to the dam to see the manmade plunge.