Copper Falls State Park, Mellen

4.8
#9 of 57 in Nature in Wisconsin
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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  • July 30, 2017
    I was very pleased at the amount of accessible viewing spots for the differently abelled. A great place to take a hike or have a picnic...or both.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Loved the park. Camped for 4 nights - campground is clean and sites are spacious and not packed tight together. Easy hike down to concessions, falls area and trails. There are both bike and hiking tra...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Doughboy trail is beautifully maintained - there is a section that is handicapped accessible. Otherwise, a wide crushed stone path with fencing and stairs that take you down to the water level and bac...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    No picture or video can truly do this gorgeous place justice. Come here and explore. Dress for the weather; wear good hiking shoes; protect yourself from the insects. You'll have a lovely experience!
  • June 13, 2017
    This is beautiful area for hikers, campers, and families to visit. The main walk around the falls is a 1.7 mile hike. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. There are quite a few small hills and one or two spots with lots of steep steps; however, the first part of the trail is handicap accessible.
  • June 5, 2017
    Has to be one of the best state parks in Wisconsin, plenty of trails and the falls are beautiful. Has a decent park for the family and the facility's are better than most parks I have been too. Worth the trip. 👍
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful place! Lived here my whole life and can never get enough. Great hiking trails and scenery. Nothing but good things to say about this place:)!
  • June 10, 2017
    Great short and long hikes. Waterfalls and Rapids better than almost anywhere in Wisconsin. Dogs only allowed on a few trails.

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