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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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I've visited here over a dozen times and it never lets me down. There are three falls that I know of to see: Copper Falls, the larger one right next to it called Brownstone Falls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited here over a dozen times and it never lets me down. There are three falls that I know of to see: Copper Falls, the larger one right next to it called Brownstone Falls and Tyler's Forks, which isn't technically called a falls, but there's enough water falling down to be considered as one. There are some the park... More 

Thank Tigerman777
Park Falls, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Beautiful hiking trails and views of the waterfalls. also has cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails

Thank Sue H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

What a gorgeous place! While taking a day trip on search for waterfalls we landed in Copper Falls to see the three waterfalls that are located within the park. Oh my! We began with the Doughboys' Trail (1.7 miles) that is a well- maintained path that passes both the Brownstone Falls and Copper Falls and the beautiful Bad River Gorge.... More 

1 Thank Joelyn O
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We drove to Northern Wisconsin without an itinerary to see the fall colors, and came across this state park. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL natural resource!! Gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful rock formations, lovely river. We walked the entire path, climbed the viewing tower, took tons of pictures (none of which did the area justice) and with each turn, were awe struck by the... More 

1 Thank Ann W
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217 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Awesome beauty! The falls, the hiking, the sheer beauty is amazing! We stopped here to get some nature and scenery on our trip and man were we surprised! This place was beautiful!! Can't say enough about it! We walked the 2 hour loop and thoroghly enjoyed it! The tower views were magnificent. The only negative thing I can say....It is... More 

1 Thank Jeremy G
Muscatine, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This part just a couple miles north of Mellen, WI is worth a day trip. There is ample parking and if you're into camping there are many campsites. The main feature of the park is a walking trail around the Mad River and the waterfalls that have resulted from the river cutting through the rock. The trail was created by... More 

1 Thank bigriver74
Lake Tomahawk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great park! The trails around the falls and river are well maintained, and beautiful. Pictures at multiple places along the trail. The observation deck provided a great view.

Thank Kyle G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This seems to be a hidden gem of the north woods, we were told about this by a friend and he was spot on. Although if you are from the area everyone seems to know what a great park this is. We took the shorter loop to see the three falls and the fire tower, and what a view from... More 

1 Thank Randy L
Madison, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The 'doughboys' trail is a well planned loop that has areas to see many views of several falls. It's well maintained. There are a few areas with steep steps that might make it difficult for some. We try to stop whenever we're nearby because it's beautiful and refreshing in all seasons. A perfect break from driving!

Thank 2seniors53
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great leg-stretcher park for a short walk and beautiful falls after driving or riding in the area. Well worth the 1-hour fee!

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