The Lake Marie Falls are super easy to get too. It’s right off Wyoming Highway 130 and you don’t even have to get off the pavement if you don’t want to.
Lake Marie is named after Mary Bellamy who was in the first graduating class of Laramie High School. Among many accomplishments in her life, she was the first woman elected to the Wyoming State Legislature in 1910.
The lake is very popular for fishing, climbing Medicine Bow Peak, or relaxing in the beauty of the Snowy Range. The Lake Marie Falls are just across the highway from the main parking area and makes for a good start to South French Creek.
Below the waterfall is a wide pond where the water drifts slowly towards a small wooden footbridge. Beyond the footbridge is a steep and rocky canyon. South French Creek disappears underneath these rocks for a while before reemerging further down the canyon.
To get here from Centennial follow Wyoming Highway 130 West into the mountain for a little over 14 miles and look for the signs for Lake Marie.
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