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Copper Falls State Park

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
View Website Favorite (20) 36764 Copper Falls Rd - Mellen, WI 54546
Information: 715-274-5123
Toll Free: 888-947-2757

6am-11pm.

Park passes are required but are not being sold on-site. Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center to purchase passes: 888-305-0398, 8am-3pm daily or with questions: 1-888-936-7463, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located near Copper Falls on the Doughboy Trail and stop for a fun photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin. 

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. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Kayak
    • Yes
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Groomed
    • Tracked
    • Hilly
    • Wooded
  • Canoe
    • Yes
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Fish Type
    • Brook Trout
    • Brown Trout
    • Largemouth Bass
    • Northern Pike
    • Panfish
    • Rainbow Trout
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • RV
    • Tent
    • Trailer
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Showers and Flush Toilets
    • Yes
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Number of Campsites
    • 59
  • Concessions
    • Yes
  • Swimming
    • Yes
  • Camping Hook-ups
    • Electric
  • Dumping Station
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 14
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
    • Scenic Vistas
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes

Nearby Places

1
Penokee Range Classic Bike Races 7/25/2020 Mellen - 0.56 miles away
2
CANCELED - Iron County Fair 7/30/2020 - 8/02/2020 Saxon - 16.03 miles away
3
CANCELED - Bay Days Festival 7/17/2020 - 7/19/2020 Ashland - 21.09 miles away
4
CANCELED- Grand View Firehouse 50 8/01/2020 - 8/02/2020 Grandview - 21.79 miles away
5
Pioneer Days 7/24/2020 - 7/26/2020 Butternut - 23.32 miles away
6
St. Mary's Bazaar 7/26/2020 Hurley - 23.9 miles away
7
Iron County Heritage Festival 7/25/2020 - 8/09/2020 Hurley - 23.97 miles away
8
Iron County Heritage Parade 7/25/2020 Hurley - 24.04 miles away

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

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Green Innovations

  • The introduction and spread of invasive species are prevented through actions and education
  • Leave No Trace principles are promoted to visitors
  • Paper products contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content
  • A recycling program is in place
  • Visitors are educated by interpretive signs and publications providing info on native plants & wildlife