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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 Attractions in Mellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beyond my expectations and with my handicap sign parking was very close to the walking path. Even in the drizzling rain it was awesome.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Decided to take the two hour drive north-east from Rice Lake to see the Copper Falls State Park today. We just moved to the Wisconsin area, and soon found out that the annual state park pass for residents(25$)--non-residents(35$) expires in December---fyi. Day entry was <10$, and as we didn't camp we didn't find out the price. We arrived around noon,... More 

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