Prickett Dam Falls on Sturgeon River

a dam on the mighty Sturgeon

Side view of the chute
  • Sign for Prickett Dam
  • Up at the gushing overflow chute
  • Side view of the chute
  • Down at the cement riverbed
  • Bright sun over the reservoir

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.

Directions

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.

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  • Precious Sep 22, '17 You need to be more specifically with those roads. Are they black top or gravel? It is frustrating me that many of your waterfalls are not specific on roads especially for motorcycle. Add to this discussion
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