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Copper Falls State Park, Mellen

#8 of 106 in Nature in Wisconsin
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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.
Loon 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.
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  • We stumbled upon this well maintained State Park while visiting Bayfield WI. I wish we would have found it sooner. The park has many trails, all that end up at some sort of waterfall. Some are even...  more »
  • We are Michiganders which means we had to pay $11 to get into the park where we spent about an hour. The park uses the money well, however, as the grounds were immaculate and the trails and roads...  more »
  • Beautiful park with exceptional features. All areas very clean and well maintained. Wonderful, well marked walking trails give visitor's many chances to see the water falls from several angles. Definitely one of Wisconsin's beat parks.
  • We liked it. We enjoy seeing falls no matter what park we go too. One observation for us what that they had a wooden fence so your not able to get to the edge. It kept you kinda far from the action and a lot of signs that told you that you couldn't go beyond a certain point. We have enjoyed so many Wisconsin state parks. This one we checked off of our list but wasn't a favorite.

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