"A nice place to visit, a great place to stay and play!"

About Big Falls

The Village of Big Falls is a small community located in the north central portion of Waupaca County approximately 21 miles north of the City of Waupaca in the Town of Wyoming. Major highways passing through Big Falls include CTH “C” to the west and CTH "G " radiating northeast from the village, providing access to the City of Marion about 7 miles away along with STH 110. Big Falls population in 2015 was at 57 according to the last census.

The Little Wolf River flows southeasterly through the north center portion of the community.  Big Falls Pond is the major recreational resource for village residents providing public access for some of the best fishing and boating. Hunting of deer, turkey, and other wildlife are also favorite past times. 

Home of the Annual Free Corn Roast on Labor Day Weekend, the event is sure to please those of every age group. The Village recently incorporated a new park in the northeast part of the community to accommodate such events.


Over 12 acres of outdoor recreational lands are currently available for use by Big Falls’ area residents.  This acreage is contained in three park sites: 

1. Big Falls Boat Landing 

2. Central Park

3. New North Park 

Most park acreage comes from the newest New North Park; and several access sites on the Little Wolf River. A number of these access points serve as canoe and boat launches. There is also plenty of public open space owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources within a 5 mile radius from the Village center. Keller County Park also exists a few miles to the northeast along with private facilities such as Farmer Gene's, Marion and Glen Carin Golf Course in Ogdensburg.

Big Falls Pond / Little Wolf River


Big Falls Pond is a 23 acre impoundment of the North Branch of the Little Wolf River. It has a maximum depth of 13 feet with a mean depth of 4 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass. It is a drainage lake with in the Wolf River Basin and Little Wolf River. Access to the Pond includes a gravel boat ramp with a small trailer parking area. The improved boat ramp is used as a take-out point for canoeists on the river. Predominately a wooded shoreline with granite rock outcroppings, make this an attractive site to picnic.