near Watersmeet, MI
Tucked away in a serene state forest campground, Burned Dam Falls are located in a quiet and unassuming setting, yet the power of this river and its rich history are easily evident. This was once a very busy logging area, and is still a popular area with fishermen and canoe and kayak enthusiasts. The drop in the river is not much, but as the water slides over and around several rocks it makes a gradual five to eight foot drop before settling down to calm once again:
Getting there: From US-2 in Watersmeet, head north on US-45 for a mile, then take a right onto Old US-2. Follow that for 7 miles to a sign for the campground. Turn left here on FR-4500 and follow the dirt road about a mile into the campground.