Copper Falls State Park

  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls make this one of the state's most scenic parks. Log buildings from the 1930s CCC era add a special charm. The call of the loon, the forest primeval, the timeless character of cascading waterfalls; these and more await the visitor to Copper Falls State Park. There are also three terrific mountain bike trails to ride. Take-on some hills or enjoy an easy roll. The Takesin is a single-track trail with glimpses of the Bad River through the tall pines. Be sure to check out the view of the 80 foot-deep gorge at the scenic overlook. The Vahtera Trail rolls through a beautiful forest of birch and maple. The North Country National Scenic Trail skirts Loon Lake and crosses the marshland and woods to Mellen.

Hours of Operation



Two miles north of Mellen via Hwy. 169.


  • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • On Water
  • Disabled Access

Number of Campsites

  • 59

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Dumping Station

  • Yes

Nature Trails

  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Ski Skating

  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Groomed
  • Tracked
  • Hilly
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating


  • Yes


  • Yes

Campground Type

  • Backpack
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Camping Hook-ups

  • Electric

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 14

Fish Type

  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Rainbow Trout

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Scenic Vistas