Bond Falls Watefalls

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Waterfalls at Bond Falls

Although not part of the Ottawa National Forest, this beautiful waterfalls is surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest. One of the most popular Upper Peninsula waterfalls. Managed by the U.P. Power Company, a developed trail is maintained with steps and bridges across the river at the base of the falls. This is one fall that is beautiful yearlong, and a variety of plants can be viewed throughout the summer.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees A Michigan DNR Parks Vehicle sticker is required to enter the falls area from the bottom parking lot.  Contact the DNR at 906-353-6558 or the Bond Falls Outpost at 906-827-3235.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Watersmeet is 7 miles to the south.
Restroom: Yes at top of falls
Operated By: UP Power Company.

General Information


From Watersmeet take US45 North to Paulding and turn right on the Bond Falls Road. You will see the signs as you get close.


The waterfalls are accessible from the top by trail that travels along the river and from the bottom on a paved parking lot to a level path that takes you to a viewing platform from the

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Fee charged for some activities
Accessible From bottom of Falls to ramp