Taking the Plunge

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Lake Falls
View of Deer Park Lake Falls from the top

This 45 foot tall plunging waterfall was created by a man made dam in the lower dells area of Matthiessen State Park near Uitca, IL. The natural sandstone canyons of this area are beautifully stained by the seepage of mineral laden waters seeking the lowest level of the canyon and ultimately to the nearby Vermilion River.

A foot bridge spans the canyon just over the dam, offering a great view of Deer Park Lake, the lower dells canyon and the waterfall.

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