Watercourse Hammel Creek
Number of drops 1
|Total height 110 feet (34 m)|
Height 34 m
|Location Houghton County, Michigan|
Similar Hungarian Falls, Montreal Falls, Eagle River Falls, Manabezho Falls, Superior Falls
Douglas houghton falls
Douglass Houghton Falls is Michigan's tallest waterfall at 110 feet (34 m) from the top where Hammel Creek cascades to its base. It is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula between Laurium and Lake Linden just off Highway M-26. Access to this private waterfall is restricted due to its dangerous geological makeup. The waterfall is situated in a deep gorge that is flanked by sharp loose rock. Multiple deaths have been reported at this location; the most recent one was in September 2011 Douglass Houghton for whom Douglass Houghton Falls is named was Michigan's first geologist.
Douglas Houghton Falls is currently projected to open as a Michigan state park. Purchasing has been approved by Rick Snyder and is underway by the State of Michigan.