HorseShoe Falls

HorseShoe Falls Directions.

Coming from the NORTH.

If approaching from North take HWY 141 south to Pembine Wis. travel south on 141 for 3.8 miles to Beecher lake rd. turn right onto Beecher lake Rd. and follow 1.5 miles to Smeester school Rd. turn left and follow .6 miles turn right onto Trout Haven rd. follow west for 4.8 miles. watch for forest Rd 511 on Left. turn left. Day parking is on the left. For over night camping follow 511 for 2 miles turn left onto 12 foot falls Rd travel 1/2 miles and overnight packing area is on right side. follow rd to the end.

If approaching NorthWest.

In Florence, WI turn South on County N. follow about 5 miles to 4-way stop. Go straight South. You are now on Cty U heading to Hwy 8. Turn Left (East) onto US Hwy 8. Travel about 1 mile to Dunbar and follow the “Coming from West directions” below.

Coming from the WEST.

If approaching form West take US 8. east to Dunbar WI. travel east past Dunbar 3.3 miles to Lily Lake Rd. Turn right travel south for 4.6 miles to Trout Haven Rd. turn right. travel .7 miles on Trout Haven Rd. watch for forest Rd 511 on left. turn left. Day Parking area is on the left. For Overnight Camping Follow 511 for 2 miles turn left onto 12 foot falls Rd. travel 1/2 miles packing area is on right side follow Rd. to the end.

Coming from SOUTH.

If approaching from the South take HWY 141 North past Amberg Wi. for 4.6 miles to Beecher Lake RD. turn Left. onto Beecher lake Rd. and follow 1.5 miles west to Smeester school Rd. turn left. follow .6 miles turn right onto Trout Haven rd. follow west for 4.8 miles. watch for forest Rd 511 on Left. turn left. Day parking is on the left. For over night camping follow 511 for 2 miles turn left onto 12 foot falls Rd travel 1/2 miles and overnight packing area is on right side. follow rd to the end.

HorseShoe Falls camping does require a Marinette County Park Sticker that is good for the year and is good for all of Marinette County Parks. It can be purchased at local businesses in Marinette County including Amberg, Beecher, Dunbar, & Pembine. The trails are free to ride.

Rustic camping: no water, no restroom.

Note: If going to Halls Creek or Bush Lake Flats trailhead from Horse Shoe Falls, follow above directions (backwards) to Hwy 8, then turn Left (West) to Dunbar and follow Coming from South directions to Halls Creek and Bush Lake Flats.

Halls Creek and Bush Lake Flats Directions:

Coming from South: If traveling on Hwy 141 turn West onto “Hwy 8 West ” at Pembine, WI. Go about 1 mile West of Dunbar, turn North onto County Rd U. Follow Cty U till you come to the only stop sign. It is a 4-way stop sign, turn West (Left) onto Cty Rd C.

Halls Creek: Go 3 miles ( go past LaSalle Falls Rd, past Rifle Range Road-the next road on the right is Halls Creek Rd). turn Right onto Halls Creek Road which does have an Equestrian sign. Go 1.3 miles to trailhead. Follow horse signs (white fiber glass signs/post) until you reach the Lake (trailhead/parking/camping lot). Please note: About ½ mile on Halls Creek Rd-Do Not go straight onto ATV trail-turn Left toward hill on main dirt/gravel road or you will be backing up for awhile. Look for updated trail maps at bulletin board at trailhead/camping area. (The website has not been updated yet) The trails have different colors this year which correspond with the cross-country ski trails-except skiers have a different trail head area-that is why there are bags over signs on the trails that would lead you to the skier’s trailhead.

Bush Lake Flats is 4 miles West of Halls Creek Road on Cty C. Turn Left on Fire Tower Road. Go about ¼- ½ mile, turn Right…..well marked wood Equestrian trailhead sign. ¼ mile to parking/camping/trailhead.

From the East (Goodman) on Hwy 8 directions:

Bush Lake Flats: turn North onto Hwy 101 at Armstrong Creek. Turn Right (East) onto County Rd C near Fence, WI. Travel about 5 miles. Turn right (South)onto Fire Tower Road. Go about ¼-1/2 mile turn right on well marked Equestrian wood signed road ¼ mile to parking/trailhead/campground.

Halls Creek Trailhead: Follow above directions to Cty C. Go East about 9 miles on Cty C. Turn North (Left) onto Halls Creek Rd. (Go past Fire Tower Rd where Bush Lake Flat is located another 4 miles to Halls Creek Rd)

US-2 Hwy (Crystal Falls-Florence) or (Spread Eagle-Florence)

Halls Creek: In Florence, WI turn South onto County Rd N (Do not turn on Hwy 101/70) Travel about 5 miles. At the only stop sign, which is a 4-way stop. Turn (Right)West onto County Road C , go 3 miles turn (North)onto Hall Creek Rd.

Bush Lake Flats is 4 miles further on County C. Turn South on Fire Tower Road. Travel ¼-1/2 mile turn Right on Equestrian Trailhead marked signed road.

Bush Lake Flats/Halls Creek:

West of Florence Hwy 101/70. You can take Hwy 101 to County Rd C near Fence, WI, but it is longer than taking County N in Florence to County C.

Horse Shoe Falls: Turn South in Florence on County N. Go straight (South) at 4- way intersection, you are now on County U going towards Hwy 8. When you reach Hwy 8, take a left (East) onto Hwy 8- go thru Dunbar and follow above directions to HorseShoe Falls.

Iron Mountain-Niagara-Norway Area

If coming from Iron Mountain/Norway

You can go thru Aurora, WI, travel West about 6 miles on County N to reach 4-way intersection. Go straight(West) onto Cty Rd C towards Fence. Travel 3 miles to Halls Creek on right (go past LaSalle Falls and Rifle Range Rds, next road on right is Halls) Go another 4 miles on Cty C to get to Bush Lake Flats Trail on Fire Tower Rd. turn South on Fire Tower Rd, go ¼-1/2 mile turn Right onto Equestrian Trail head wood sign-well marked. Go ¼ mile to camping/parking/trailhead.

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