Kawishiwi Falls, located off the Fernberg Road near Winton. The 67-foot falls is accessible via a foot-trail and viewing area.
Winton Hydroelectric facility was built in 1922 by the Minnesota
Utilities Company. It is located within the Kawishiwi Watershed, which
covers 1200 square miles of land and water. This watershed includes
Bald Eagle Lake, Gabbro Lake, North and South Kawishiwi Rivers,
Isabella Lake and River, Birch Lake, White Iron Lake, Farm Lake, and
Garden Lake. The 4 megawatt plant became part of the Minnesota Power
system in late 1922. From: Northen
years, Native Americans, fur trading Voyageurs, explorers, loggers, and
modern day water route travelers, fisher people, and hikers have used
and portaged these falls.
Greenstone (some of the oldest rock on the planet at 2.7 billion years
old) can be seen in many places in the area, none is more spectacular
than here at the falls, which fall, not perpendicularly, but in two
parts, sloping and separated by a ragged rock wall. The noise,
especially at spring run off, can be heard 2-3 miles away. From a Geocaching Player.