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Copper Falls State Park, Mellen

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Copper Falls State Park is a 3068acre state park in Wisconsin. The park contains a section of the Bad River and its tributary the Tylers Forks, which flow through a gorge and drop over several waterfalls. Old Copper Culture Indians and later European settlers mined copper in the area. The state park was created in 1929 and amenities were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. In 2005 the park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a site with 10 contributing properties.Activities and amenitiesLoon Lake: The lake offers swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and boating with electric motors only. Trout fishing can be found on the Bad River and Tylers Forks.Trails: The park has of trails including a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Trails are used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.Camping: The campground has 24 sites with electric hookups. A camper cabin is accessible to persons with disabilities.Images
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  • Well run and maintained plus the falls and other sites are gorgeous. As others note, the tower isn't outstanding due to the height of the trees, but I'm glad we did the hike and climb. Falls are super...  read more »
  • We were first time visitors to this park and just loved it. The fall colors around Loon Lake were just beautiful! Loved the Doughboy trail around the falls. We were expecting it to be more strenuous, ...  read more »
  • We stayed here for a week in July when the 100 year floods hit. We were provisioned so being standing in the park waiting for the water to recede went ok for us. Nice large spaces, privacy and a few m...  read more »
  • The park desk person was excited to help us. The tower is fun to walk up but the view is not great because the trees are now higher then the tower. Your best view would be during fall or winter. Nice side walks. Campsites are flat. The fire wood is a good deal at the park.
  • Beautiful state park with stunning waterfall views and easy access to the North Country Trail. Like any state park you run into folks who come to party and ruin the wilderness experience for others. I wish they had more backpacking and walk-in sites. Showers and swimming beach are nice. Pavilion is first-come-first serve and is not reservable.
  • Price aside, this is a fantastic Wisconsin state park. The premier trail is a loop that crosses over the Bad River and Tyler's fork offering some spectacular views; however, the great views really start during the second half of the trip, or if you've got kids or mobility challenges, take the handicap accessible path and enjoy some of the great (but limited) views right away. If you'd like to get a little more hands on take their second most popular trail to hike to the Red Granite Falls, where you are able to walk among the rocks and get up close to the water. Be safe though.
  • Waterfalls a flowing good right now. I was a little disappointed by the handicapped paths(not in wheelchair right now) but there is no way that you could have a safe ride to the the falls unless you had an off road wheelchair. Bathrooms don't have hand soap(GROSS). Garbage cans are hard to find!
  • Beautiful place, but the price is a bit to high for out of state plates. Wish I knew this sooner. Expect to pay 36$ per night. :/ love the water falls. :)
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