Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Rivermouth Unit
Camp, hike, fish, canoe, birdwatch and search for the elusive moose where the meandering Tahquamenon River meets the shore of Lake Superior.
The Tahquamenon River meanders through marshes, meadows and forests before flowing into Whitefish Bay. Start your visit at the boat launch ramp on the east side of the road. During high winds and stormy conditions, the protected waters of the river mouth often shelter gulls, loons, grebes and waterfowl. Across the highway, a parking area near the ranger station provides access to a riverside trail that offers excellent warbler viewing in the surrounding vegetation and marshes on the opposite side of the river. Kingfishers, mergansers, osprey and bald eagles hunt along the river and on rare occasions, river otters and moose can be seen in the area. The campground is closed from fall through May 1st, but the parking areas, trails and pit toilets are open year-round.