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Copper Falls State Park
Hiking and Waterfalls

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Copper Falls at Copper Falls State Park

This attractive northern Wisconsin state park is a little bit off the Lake Superior Circle route, but in our opinion worth the detour. . . particularly in the spring or fall. This value of this detour is further strengthened by the fact you can also take in Potato Falls on the Potato River.

The first hiking trails to the falls were constructed in 1920; Wisconsin established Copper Falls State Park in 1929 and in the 1930s CCC and Works Progress Administration workers completed most of the trails, bridges, and structures of the present day park. Two branches of the Bad River converge in the park and host Copper and Brownstone Falls and the Tyler Forks Cascades.

The 55 unit campground offers nicely spaced wooded sites - including 13 with electric service, showers, and both flush and vault toilets. The is a full service dump station for RV campers. The park offers several nice hiking trails, plus mountain biking and cross country skiing trails. There's an excellent swimming beach on clean, clear spring feed Loon Lake.

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Hiking Trail around Copper and Brownstone Falls
Copper Falls State Park - Mellen, Wisconsin

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< < < The signature Copper Falls splits the river into two branches and drops over two steps. Good views from both sides of the river.


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Brownstone Falls is at the confluence of the Tyler Forks branch with the Bad River.

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A view of the Bad River Canyon from atop Brownstone Falls.



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< < < The Cascades of the Tyler Forks Branch

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< < < The swimming beach at Loon Lake.

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< < < One of rest benches on the trail around the falls.

Camping at Copper Falls State Park

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