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Copper Falls State Park

36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
715-274-5123
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The falls were well worth their hike and while not tall in the Niagara sense, were stunning and beautiful. However, dog owners should be aware that dogs are not welcome on the trail that leads to the Falls. You can either risk getting caught by a ranger (no comment) or leave your dog at your hotel or in car (no... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came here with our 3 young children (8, 6, 6). The hike to see the waterfalls was gorgeous! It rivals any other trail we've ever seen. Beautiful woodwork and stone steps. The waterfalls were fun for the kids to see. We loved our short time spent here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fun place to take the family for a good day hike. Waterfalls, fire tower, and wildlife make this park a must see.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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197 reviews 197 reviews
47 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a family reunion in Cable, WI in August and for an outing that Saturday, we went to Copper Falls State Park. This is really a wonderful park. The wooded trail that we took went down one side of the river and canyon, crosses over the river on a bridge, then back up the other side. The views are... More

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