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Copper Falls State Park

Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
Phone Number: 715-274-5123
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Mellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Seymour, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This past late summer my then boyfriend (now fiancee) went on a small WI waterfall tour. We SO did NOT get to see even half as many as we had planned. I am SO glad we made it here though! Definitely requires one to be physically in-shape-long trails and if you walk around enough-you do need to climb...the trails are... More 

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Sussex, WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We hiked the Doughboy trail, and it's amazing! We crossed several scenic bridges and we were amazed at the many lookout areas over the water and several waterfalls. The copper color of the water and falls is stunning against the white snow and ice. The stairs are slippery when snow covered, but manageable with the proper footwear. We also hiked... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It took a little to drive here and it is $10 to get into the park but the hike was great. We did a loop around the falls over 3 bridges and saw so many incredible frozen waterfalls and sculptures. It was a warmer day so the snow on the trees was melting and the squirrels were out gathering more... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is a $10 per car admission cost for out-of-state visitors. The hike can be strenuous, but the scenery is beautiful. The trails are well marked. The park is beautiful with picnic areas and picnic tables that make it great for large groups. There were 20 of us and we pulled picnic tables together under a large shade tree for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place has so many amazing views and dozens of places to take great pictures! My brother took my girlfriend and I here to go hiking and we enjoyed it. We joked that the river looked like licorice and could have been in a Willy Wonka movie

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Such beautiful views that need to be seen to be appreciated. Loved every minute of this trip. Bring Mosquito spray! I heard the food was pretty good here.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our first visit to Copper Falls State Park was perfectly timed last weekend to see the wonderful falls colors and waterfalls. Take the time and effort to walk the Doughboy trail that follows around the edge of the gorge crossing over the rivers on short walking bridges. The hike is nearly 2 miles to complete the loop, well worth the... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Glorious combination of fall colors, water falls, well defined walking paths, sunshine, and fresh air! What a lovely afternoon for a hike in Northern Wisconsin! As I already had a Wisconsin 2014 pass, this treat was free for me. The park is very well maintained, and it was not too busy on a week day, though there was a steady... More 

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Farmington, Mn
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The park ranger that we met when we got our parking pass was so nice and helpful I was immediately happy with our decision to stop here. It was a gorgeous fall day and for some reason we had the whole park almost to ourselves. We took the beautiful hike to see the 3 waterfalls and loved it. The observation... More 

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Cazenovia, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful park. We are Wisconsin residents and stopped on our way to Bayfield. The trails to the falls are steep in a couple of places, but not overly challenging. The scenery, rushing waters and forests rival what we have seen in Glacier National Park. We picnicked in the area where the trails to the falls start.... More 

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