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Tahquamenon Falls Hosts Annual Winter Festival

Thu, Jan  19, 2006 - By DNR Press Release

State recreation officials today announced Tahquamenon Falls State Park will host its annual winter festival Feb. 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Upper Falls parking area. Events include free snowshoe rental, hot chocolate by the campfire, an up-close visit with an Iditarod dog sled team, evening lantern-lit cross-country skiing, and guided snowshoe hikes at 3:30 and 5 p.m.

"The famous Upper Falls are truly spectacular during the winter months," said Park Interpreter Theresa Grattan. "The staircase and viewing platform at the falls are kept clear of snow, and the Lower Falls campground is open for those park visitors who are looking to enjoy a unique experience."

The semi-modern campsites available this winter at Tahquamenon Falls State Park include electrical outlets, but no flush toilets or running water. To make a camping reservation, call 800-44-PARKS or go online at

A 2006 state park motor vehicle permit is required for entry into the park. Permits are $6 for the day or $24 for a resident annual permit, which is valid at any state park. For more information, contact Tahquamenon Falls State Park located at 41382 West M-123 in Paradise or phone (906) 492-3415.