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Copper Falls State Park

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Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, WI 54546
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Great place to go for a hike, beautiful waterfalls

Two rivers merge and there are two decent sized waterfalls close to eachother in a gorge. Walking the loop around the falls and to the other side is a great way to spend an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daryl F
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two rivers merge and there are two decent sized waterfalls close to eachother in a gorge. Walking the loop around the falls and to the other side is a great way to spend an afternoon. The stairs are extremely slippery in the winter (ice covered) - snow shoes will not work, bring yak tracks or ice cleats so you can... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Great park, great place to walk! This is one of the best maintained state parks I've been to in WI, probably due to the high traffic. Pick an early morning or off season to avoid the crowds. I can see how parking might get tricky peak summer. Be sure to go to both sets of falls, but don't waste your... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Hiked the falls for the afternoon. Was beautiful to see with the fall colors. Very well taken care of trails and spectacular views of the falls. The only disappointment was the lookout tower. It was a long hike up to it, and once you got to the top you could not see much other than into the trees. It looks... More 

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Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Well run and maintained plus the falls and other sites are gorgeous. As others note, the tower isn't outstanding due to the height of the trees, but I'm glad we did the hike and climb. Falls are super. Bring a lunch and enjoy the day here.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We were first time visitors to this park and just loved it. The fall colors around Loon Lake were just beautiful! Loved the Doughboy trail around the falls. We were expecting it to be more strenuous, but there are steps, boardwalks with overlooks and bridges. The buildings are well maintained and have a historic feel to them since they were... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We stayed here for a week in July when the 100 year floods hit. We were provisioned so being standing in the park waiting for the water to recede went ok for us. Nice large spaces, privacy and a few mosquitos too. We'd come back again and recommend it to others.

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Great falls and good maps for the trails. The CCC trail is washed out, for about 100 feet because of the huge July flood but it's easy to detour through the woods back to the trail. Mostly there is little damage. The falls are spectacular! My son proposed to his fiance' at one of the overlooks.

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We camped for five nights in Copper Falls State Park. Our campsite was a little small and we wish the North campground had their own shower facility, but otherwise, it's a nice park to camp. We camped in the South Campground where the shower was, but people from the North campground (where the RV's usually camp), kept coming over to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice park but falls is less tall due to years of erosion. Nice picnic area. Clean rest rooms. Staffed facility.

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Freedom, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I'm 78 and managed the loop trail,over a mile,I had to take the stairs slowly as there are a lot of them and steep but it was worth it.We went after a big storm had washed out a few places but the rushing water was spectacular and you can see it from all of the trail.Several platforms are in better... More 

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