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Copper Falls State Park

36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
+1 715-274-5123
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Great place to camp, relax and get closer to nature

Having spent 3 nights in Big Bay State Park, we arrived at Copper Falls State Park. After... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada

Great place to hike, camp and photograph nature. Showers in the summer, trailer dump station and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Jay T
United States
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36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
+1 715-274-5123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent 3 nights in Big Bay State Park, we arrived at Copper Falls State Park. After driving around and checking out campsites, we picked campsite number 33, in the northern loop. Although it was located near a park road and close to two other...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to hike, camp and photograph nature. Showers in the summer, trailer dump station and winter hiking. Beautiful waterfalls.

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Have not been here for 10 years so wife and I took day trip from Wausau. Nice sunny day, the leaves were really starting to turn, and the water levels were up in the Bad river so the falls were great. Love this park for...More

1  Thank Todd P
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have been to Copper Falls many times over the years but this is the first time we went to Red Granite Falls as suggested by the Ranger at the station. What a nice surprise. You truly hike to this falls, no steps like at...More

1  Thank italian71
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Beautiful walk, nice trails. Walked to observation tower, didn't climb- wonderful views from trail there. Proceeded to the trail to the falls, the roaring sound, scenery was breath taking. Easy walking. First time here, looking forward to returning.

1  Thank mjordanfan
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this park many years ago. I was not able to put the correct year from the menu. Guessing around early 2000s. A bad storm had taken down a section of trees along a trail but it did not get in the way of...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I enjoyed an easy walk around the Copper Falls. There are plenty of scenic views of the falls and river. I also enjoyed the butterflies and wildflowers in this beautiful park. There is a lovely picnic area and bathroom facilities are available near the parking...More

1  Thank carlinda6665
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth seeing!! Our family of 4 visited this state park. We hiked along the trails and saw Copper Falls, Brownstone Falls, and the cascades. Bring your camera for some great pictures!! The trails were well maintained. They were some stairs, but benches to stop...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 August 2017

When in WI this is a must see where two rivers got together to form one and how the glacier moved the rocks to form this. This is a beautiful hike around two rivers which then flows into one---you will see two big waterfalls and...More

1  Thank PRCall
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were traveling from Rhinelander to Ashland and a friend insisted that we check out the falls. I was skeptical but it was on the way. Wow. I'm really glad we listened to his advice. We did the 1.7 mile Doughboys Nature Trail hike around...More

1  Thank Johne C
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to Bayfield and only visited Ashland for a part of a day a few years ago. I can't recommend any hotels, but if you are into sightseeing there are lots of things to see in the area.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Jim34282985 | Reviewed this property |
There are backpacking sites for camping separate from the two campgrounds. There are also a few walk in sites from one of the campgrounds. Just talked with someone who had been fishing. He caught some trout on the river.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Marshmiller | Reviewed this property |
This is what the website says about camping. "There are 24 sites with electrical hookups. One is accessible for people with disabilities. Four of the sites are the more secluded walk-in type. For details about each campsite... More