Copper Falls State Park

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Copper Falls State Park
Wisconsin State Park
Copper Falls Copper Falls State Park August 2012.jpg
Copper Falls
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ashland
Location Mellen
 - coordinates 46°22′35″N 90°38′36″W / 46.37639°N 90.64333°W / 46.37639; -90.64333Coordinates: 46°22′35″N 90°38′36″W / 46.37639°N 90.64333°W / 46.37639; -90.64333
Area 3,068 acres (1,242 ha)
Founded 1929
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Website: Copper Falls State Park
Copper Falls State Park
Location WI 169, 1.8 mi. NE of Mellen
Nearest city Morse, Wisconsin
Built 1929–1953
Architect Bernard Herber Knobla, J.C. Steiro
NRHP Reference # 05001425[1]
Added to NRHP December 16, 2005

Copper Falls State Park is a 3,068-acre (1,242 ha) state park in Wisconsin. The park contains a section of the Bad River and its tributary the Tylers Forks, which flow through a gorge and drop over several waterfalls. Old Copper Culture Indians and later European settlers mined copper in the area. The state park was created in 1929 and amenities were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. In 2005 the park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a site with 10 contributing properties.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Loon Lake: The lake offers swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and boating with electric motors only. Trout fishing can be found on the Bad River and Tylers Forks.[3]
  • Trails: The park has 17 miles (27 km) of trails including a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Trails are used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.[3]
  • Camping: The campground has 24 sites with electric hookups. A camper cabin is accessible to persons with disabilities.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "State Highway 169, 1.8 miles northeast of Mellen". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Copper Falls State Park: Activities and recreation". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. January 18, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Copper Falls State Park: Camping". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. July 19, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 


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