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O Kun de Kun Falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jack Brunell
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Photos by Jack Brunell
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Photos by Jack Brunell
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Photos by Jack Brunell

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm:

Jack Brunell made a visit to one of the U.P. falls that you don't hear much about, called the O Kun de Kun Falls. It is located in Ontonagon County and is considered one of the largest, wildest and one of only a handful of actual plunge falls around Lake Superior. The Baltimore River is what feeds this waterfall, which you'll find on US 45, about 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing.

It's about a mile hike to get to this waterfall and it's fairly level, although slippery when wet, so be careful with your footing along the trail. There are a number of smaller falls along the way to the main Waterfall. If you haven't reached the suspension bridge on the trail, then you haven't gone far enough, as the trail crosses the bridge, just below the falls.

I wondered about the origin for the name of this falls, so I did some looking to see what it means and found that it is named after Chief O Kun de Kun of the Ontonagon band of Ojibwa Indians. The name is said to mean "to keep the net up". Check out May 13, 2002 in the Pasty archives for a discussion on this same falls back then.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:15 pm:


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 04:25 am:

I so enjoy waterfalls.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:40 am:

The wonder of waterfalls!

By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:09 am:

Pretty Shots Jack..and remember to keep the net

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:11 am:

Beautiful! I never tire of waterfalls pictures.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:42 am:

You read my mind, Mary...as soon as I saw the name O Kun de Kun, I Googled it to find the meaning and it brought me back to Pasty Central.
Excellent pix!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:12 am:

I've never seen a waterfall that didn't make my eyes smile and this one is no exception to that.

By Just me (Jaby) on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 03:14 pm:

I did not even know about this waterfalls! Great
pics and wonderfully informative also!

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