Copper Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wisconsin

Copper Falls State Park

’s natural beauty includes ancient lava flows, breathtaking gorges, and the spectacular waterfalls from which the park gets its name. Visit one of Wisconsin’s most scenic parks and see the log cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It’s definitely no surprise that the North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls!

Weather in the park is on the cooler side - average highs in the summer don’t even hit 80 degrees. In winter, the average low in January is a cool 0 F. The park gets about a week of precipitation per month in winter and 10 days a month in summer.

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Weather
Spring 15-65 F
Summer 49-78 F
Fall 22-67 F
Winter 0-27 F
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Nearby Cities
Mellen, WI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Copper Falls State Park

Copper Falls State Park has two camping areas with a total of 24 sites that have electrical hookups. Showers are near the south campground, and a dump station is available as well. Both the showers and dump station close during cold weather, usually around October 1. 

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Wildwood Haven Resort & Campground

Wildwood Haven, along the shore of Long Lake, has beautiful views and lake access and guests can rent boats to enjoy the lake. The resort is also near more than 60 waterfalls, Lake Superior, and the Apostle Island National Lakeshore. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, playground, boat launch & rentals

Northern Lure Resort & Campground

The campground is right on a lake, with a beach area for swimming, manicured lawns, a bar, horseshoes, and fishing available off the dock. You can even cook your catch in the available campsite fire pits. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: playground, boat launch, showers 

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What to Do at
Copper Falls State Park

Inside Copper Falls State Park

There are lots of things to do at Copper Falls State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities during any season, here are some of the things you might want to try:

Hiking: There are more than 17 miles of hiking trails in the park, and many of them offer overlooks of the waterfalls that make the area famous. 

Biking: Copper Falls has two one-way mountain bike trails that are used for skiing in winter. 

Swimming: There is a sand beach at Loon Lake where visitors can swim. There is no lifeguard on duty. 

Boating: There is a car-top boat launch on Loon Lake for small canoes and kayaks. The lake is an electric motor only lake, but there are several other lakes near the park with more options for boating. 

Fishing: Copper Falls is in the middle of some prime fishing, with several lakes around offering all kinds of fishing opportunities. The Bad and Tyler Forks Rivers in the park are both good places to catch rainbow, brown, and brook trout and Loon Lake is home to largemouth bass, northern pike, and panfish. 

Hunting and trapping: Hunting and trapping is allowed in open areas of the park during the appropriate seasons. There are restrictions on what types of traps can be used and where in the park it can be done so be sure to check regulations when planning your trip. 

Cross-country skiing: There are 13.7 miles of classical ski trails and 6.5 miles of skate ski trails. The trails are groomed on a regular basis. 

Snowshoeing: Snowshoeing and winter hiking are allowed on all trails at the park except the groomed ski trails. 

Outside Copper Falls State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Copper Falls State Park as well! From taking a calming stroll along the lake to learning about the area’s culture, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Hugo’s

Hugo’s proudly announces they serve the best pizza in town. Along with their pizza pies, the restaurant has burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups and salads, and desserts.

Type: Pizza

Location: Ashland, WI

2nd Street Bistro

The 2nd Street Bistro serves fresh, seasonal foods, but they’re especially known for their microbrews and boutique wines. Friday nights, pop in for dinner and live music.

Type: American

Location: Ashland, WI

Black Cat Coffeehouse

This local coffeehouse has espresso drinks, fair-trade organic coffees, microbrew beers, and a vegetarian menu.

Type: Coffeehouse

Location: Ashland, WI

Shopping

Benoit Cheese Haus

This old-fashioned specialty cheese haus carries many of Wisconsin’s best cheeses. They have over 150 varieties of cheeses - everything from fresh curds to 19-year old aged cheddar. Stop by the shop to sample some cheeses, learn about the history of Wisconsin cheese-making, and pick up some treats to take home!

Location: Ashland, WI

Sightseeing

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Visit the windswept beaches, cliffs, and shoreline along Lake Superior. There are 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland that make up the National Lakeshore. Visit the lighthouses that watch over the lake, and see the new wilderness areas as well. You can hike, boat, sail, or cruise to see the islands and learn more about them.

Location: Bayfield, WI

Chequamegon National Forest

The National Forest is 845,000 acres of trees and recreational opportunities. Visitors can camp, hike, boat, waterski, picnic, snowmobile, snowshoe, and study the nature and wildlife of the area.

Location: Ashland, WI

Washburn Cultural Center

The Washburn Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving the history of the town. The center is located in a brownstone, built in 1890 and known as “The Old Bank Building.” Wander through the art galleries and the historical museum as you learn more about the area’s history.

Location: Washburn, WI

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How to Get to
Copper Falls State Park

Take State Highway 13 to the north side of Mellen and turn (northeast) on State Highway 169. Go about 1.8 miles and the park entrance will be on your left. 

The address for the park is 36764 Copper Falls Rd, Mellen, WI 54546.

Entering Copper Falls State Park

There is a fee to enter Copper Falls State Park=

Residents : $8

Per vehicle

Out-of-State : $11

Per vehicle

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