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EXPLORE AMERICA: Copper Falls State Park

Falls at Copper Falls State Park

Come bask in nature’s own water park. The park has delicious falls that beckon visitors with their cool, sweet feel and gentle sound. The park also has, two rivers, the Bad and Tyler Fork that run directly through it to form a deep canyon where they converge. The rivers are perfect for fishing, as another lake, Loon Lake. Trails are open for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Camping accommodations include RV, individual, group, walk-in, and backpack sites that are two miles from the parking lot. Handicapped-accessible sites are available.

There is one cabin available in the park. It is fully ADA-equipped and is for handicap rental only. Reservations are required. Leashed pets are permitted with some restrictions. Reservations and fees Wisconsin has a central reservation telephone number for all state park campgrounds: 888-947-2757 (888-WI-PARKS). There is a nonrefundable fee for each reservation made. Wisconsin state parks charge a nominal daily entrance fee per vehicle.

Copper Falls State Park is located about 2 miles northeast of Mellen in Ashland County, Wisconsin. Telephone (715) 274-5123. http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/copperfalls/

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