During this visit to Menominee County, I came across Keshena Falls, formed from the Wolf River. The Wolf flows southerly to join the Fox River above Lake Winnebago Pool Lakes. Almost all Menominee County lies within the Wolf River Basin. About 24 miles of the river flows through the county. Keshena Falls, in the southern portion of the county, has been designated a Wisconsin Heritage Tourism site. I loved it.
The falls are low, but quite pleasing and inviting. The Menominees called it, Nama’O Uskiwamut, “Sturgeon Spawning Place.” This area is steeped in Menominee tradition. Sturgeon in plentiful supplies used to come up the Wolf River to the falls and were a major food source for the Menominee.
Patrick J. Lisi has written a marvelous article entitled, "The joy of falling water," published in the April 2001 edition of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. They do not talk about things like Niagara Falls, but instead talk about Wisconsin's falls as "sensational cascades of wild, untamed water." Keshena Falls is a good example.