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Copper Falls State Park

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Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
Phone Number: 715-274-5123
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Great hiking, camping, and scenery

Went camping with my 13 year old. Nice secluded sites with nice facilities. Well maintained with a beach, river, hiking trails, playgrounds, fishing opportunities, etc. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to visit Copper Falls just for the day for the 2nd time during a trip to Ashland, Wi. Last year we went with a large group of people and had a great time. This summer just my husband and I went and it was even better than the last time. It wasn't extremely crowded and we did the... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went camping with my 13 year old. Nice secluded sites with nice facilities. Well maintained with a beach, river, hiking trails, playgrounds, fishing opportunities, etc. Highly recommended. This is one of the best parks in the state and you should reserve well ahead of time. The south camping area has more secluded sites and is closer to the showers and... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Pristine - wild - gorgeous! I only saw a picture online while trying to decide where to camp this year - definitely made a great choice. Wonderful beach area with changing room/bathroom. We hiked the Doughboy Trail and it was hard, but not so hard I had trouble keeping up with the kids. My husband and kids climbed to the... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I can't believe I hadn't hear about Copper Falls until last month. We've been to Hawaii twice and Copper Falls hiking trails much better maintained and easier to navigate. The falls, scenery and lookout points are fabulous. We must have been there on a perfect day - we hiked 2 1/2 miles and left with absolutely NO bug bites. The... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A friend and I camped for a night in the South loop at Copper Falls State Park. We were in site 43 and had to reserve over a month in advance just to get one night up there. I walked around the south loop and would recommend site 34 if it's available. Close to the nicer bathrooms and not surrounded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Although I counted a grand total of twenty-five mosquito bites, the park was absolutely beautiful, with pristine waterfalls audible during most of our hike on the Doughboys trail. The observation tower is a must—the view is great. If I were to go again, it'd definitely be in the fall, when the leaves are changing and it's cooler outside with less... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Incredible views, great trails, well maintained rest rooms and facilities - even a concession stand offering reasonably priced food items (open summer only). Off the beaten path but worth the drive. Allow enough time to enjoy a longer hike.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited the state park to see the waterfalls and they were very impressive! The hiking was not to hard but there are a lot of stairs to climb around the park. The scenery is wonderful and there is a lot of wildlife around. One thing I would recommend to skip was the observation tower. You have to climb a... More 

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Minocqua, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I make regular trips to Wisconsin and surrounding area regularly and this time was determined to go a little more hiking than I have before. This park is spectacular, easy walking, some trails with wheelchair access. All with scenic lookouts. Just a great way to spend a day.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This state park is amazingly beautiful and a true Wisconsin gem. It dates back to 1929 with much of the park developed by the CCC and WPA during the Great Depression. The Doughboys’s Nature Trail is the main trail - a fairly easy 1.7 mile loop that takes you around the heart of the park and its waterfalls. Children of... More 

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