10 Gorgeous Frozen Waterfalls In Wisconsin That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

It may have taken a little longer than we’re used to, but winter is upon us here in Wisconsin. But instead of hibernating and cursing the cold, may we suggest heading out to find some of the amazing natural beauty to be found all over the state? Waterfalls are one of the coolest looking things nature does, but they’re just as awesome looking in the middle of the freeze, where some of the water is still running. Here some of our favorite frozen waterfalls in Wisconsin to chase when temperatures fall.

The pictures themselves are pretty awe-inspiring, but this video is truly breathtaking.

Where are your favorite frozen waterfalls in Wisconsin?

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Frozen waterfalls in Wisconsin

January 31, 2023

What are some other winter adventures in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has no shortage of wonderful places to discover, including wild waterfalls, expansive marshes, and scenic overlooks. When the leaves fall, the lakes freeze, and a blanket of fresh white snow covers the state, they take on a whole new seasonal beauty. Put on a warm coat and don’t forget your favorite winter travel essentials for these fun winter adventures in Wisconsin:

  • Ice Castles - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Built with thousands of lit-up icicles, the interactive Ice Castles display in Lake Geneva is an enchanting winter wonderland in Wisconsin. While Wisconsinites are no strangers to ice and snow, Ice Castles offers a delightfully different way to experience and embrace winter in Wisconsin. A highly anticipated seasonal destination, this illuminated ice kingdom features frozen slides, crawl spaces, ice caves, and frosted fountains beautifully built into an epic outdoor landscape. Part of the national Ice Castles festival, you can come and experience this wondrous winter event at the beginning of the calendar year.
  • Pewit's Nest - Sauk County, Wisconsin. This little gorge in Sauk County was formed by the retreat of the last glacier – it’s beautiful and tranquil in any season but especially so in the winter when the creek freezes.
  • Wyalusing State Park - Bagley, Wisconsin. You can see for miles in this 2,600-acre state park, which is in far western Wisconsin. It has 500-foot bluffs that flanks the Mississippi and in the winter you may spot a few bald eagles.
  • Devil's Lake State Park - Sauk County, Wisconsin. This sprawling 9,200-acre state park is located south of Baraboo and it’s one of the state’s most-visited parks. The biggest crowds arrive on summer weekends, but the winter is magical, when the lake begins to freeze and the trails are uncrowded.