Our first show in the water!! We were able to find some open water amidst the slush and icy shoreline. Our destination… Table Rock Falls. We encounter flocks of ducks rafted up on the lake feeding the falls, and some pretty amazing shots of the raging water surrounded by a snowy setting.
Jim, Jesse and I put in on “Eight Mile Creek” just off from Crane Lake Road. It was a short paddle down the creek which dumped us into the Vermillion River just up stream from the falls. It felt like we were in a lake the river was so wide at this point, and there wasn’t really any current to deal with. As we paddled closer to the falls we could hear the rumble in the distance. We knew we were getting close.
The portage to the falls is on the East bank of the Vermillion river a few hundred yards up from the falls. There is a portage sign and a nice place to pull your canoe out. A short walk down the trail brings you to the falls. Be sure to take care when getting close to the edge of the falls. It is relatively steep, and we wouldn’t want any one to slip and fall in.
There are some great spots to take some pictures maybe even bring a picknick along. I nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life with a quick paddle, an even shorter hike and you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of rushing water.