Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big Eric's Falls - Skanee, Mich.

While Big Eric's Falls are nowhere near being the biggest or most impressive falls in the Upper Peninsula, they are easily accessible and are one of the many waterfalls located off of Skanee Rd. along the shore of Lake Superior. Here, on the Huron River near Big Eric's Campground (MI State Forest). There are multiple drops of up to six feet here as the river flows over rocky ledges, and access from both sides of the bridge leaves lots of room for exploration.
This is a close-up view of one of the small drops on the left (east) side, which shows the rock formations well.
This is one of the upper drops closest to the bridge, and a smaller drop of around a foot farther downstream.
Finally, a look at the largest drop, far to the right (west bank) and close to the bridge.

Big Eric's Falls can be reached by heading out of L'Anse on Main St./Skanee Rd. for a little more than 18 miles, then turning right onto Eric's Rd. when a fork presents itself. It's a little over a mile to the parking area for the campground and falls, the bridge will be in view and only a hundred yards away. 
Below is a video I shot in April of 2012:

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