The Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
at Bonanza Falls a.k.a. Greenwood Falls
in Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park
in Silver City, Michigan
September 7, 2015

Located just down the road from the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains, Bonanza Falls is something of a hidden gem. Since it is technically outside of the park, it is not included on much of their literature. The two RV Gypsies find it to be a very short walk and an easy access to the falls. Nobody else was at the falls or in the parking lot while the two RV Gypsies were there.

Bonanza Falls was optimistically named for Austin Corser's discover of silver nearby in 1855. In 1908 the Greenwood Lumber Company established its main logging camp on this site and since then the falls have also been known as Greenwood Falls. (See the sign below for more details).

sign about Bonanza Falls

Below: From the parking lot, there was a very short, but steep path down to the falls.

the short, steep path to Bonanza Falls

Below: Lee Duquette liked the brown water of The Iron River.

Bonanza Falls Lee Duquette at Bonanza Falls

Below: The way the slate rock comes up at an angle here makes for multiple water drops, and also provides a way to cross the river if water levels are low. The two RV Gypsies did not cross the river, and are NOT recommending that other people cross the river. Everyone assumes responsibility for their own actions when hiking and exploring.

the slate rock at Bonanza Falls the slate rock at Bonanza Falls

Below: The very happy two RV Gypsies, Karen and Lee Duquette with their happy smiley face t-shirts on.

The two RV Gypsies at Bonanza Falls The two RV Gypsies at Bonanza Falls
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