Copper Falls State Park: Make Your Camping and Fishing Experience Here Unregrettable!

Copper Falls State Park: Make Your Camping and Fishing Experience Here Unregrettable!
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SHARE - Visiting Wisconsin means that you will miss out big time if you don’t visit Copper Falls State Park. this 1,068-acre park is famous for its waterfalls and mesmerizing view especially when it’s autumn. The park was built in 1929 and the facilities were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. 

The most famous spot in Copper Falls State Park is Loon Lake. You can swim, fish, kayak, canoe, and boat with electric motors only. Trout fishing can be found on the Bad River and Tylers Forks. 

Aside from the lake activities, you may also camp and hike. Scroll down to read more about Copper Falls State Park!

Copper Falls State Park camping 

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If you want to stay the night amongst the woods in Copper Falls State Park, you may book a campsite! There are 24 sites with electrical hook-ups. One site is accessible for people with disabilities, and four of the sites are the more secluded walk-in type. One backpack campsite is also available at Copper Falls State Park. 

Showers are available and you can find them adjacent to the south campground. They’re open to all campers. Near the south camp area, you may also find dump station. However, these facilities are closed when cold weather arrives, usually from October 1st each year. 

You can get firewood, soft drinks, light lunches, ice cream, and ice at the park concession stand, which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Copper Falls State Park cabins

Want to stay in a cabin instead? There is a rustic wheelchair-accessible cabin. It has a paved driveway, electrical outlets and lighting and an accessible picnic table and fire ring. An accessible flush toilet and shower building is 200 feet from the campsite. 

The cabin can accommodate up to four people. It has one adult size double bed with foam pad and one average size bunk bed with thin foam pads. If you’re bringing along a tent to be set in the cabin area, it may accommodate 6 people maximum. However, you can only bring one tent here.

Space heaters and cooking are not allowed in the cabin. Pets are also not allowed, except certified service animals. 

Copper Falls State Park hiking and trails 

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There are 8 trails available in Copper Falls State Park, with 17 miles as the total length of the trails. While hiking, you may pass through several overlooks of the waterfalls!

The shortest trail would be the CCC 692 trail, which is a 1-mile spur off of the Doughboy’s trail (1.7 miles). It will lead you to the park’s 65-foot observation tower. Be sure to climb the tower, as you can see the Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, and the surrounding Penokee Range. 

There are also multi-use trails in this park, such as Red Granite Falls trail and Waterfall trail. The Red Granite Falls trail is 2.5 miles long, and routinely rolled for snowshoeing or walking. Skiing is also permitted even though the trail isn’t tracked for this purpose. Red Granite Falls trail is the only winter dog-friendly trail in Copper Falls State Park, as pets are not allowed on any other ski trails. 

Copper Falls State Park fishing 

Bring your fishing gear and enjoy catching various kinds of fishes in Copper Falls State Park! there are scores of lakes offering all kinds of fishing within easy traveling distance. 

The Bad River and Tyler Forks offers fishing for rainbow, brown, and brook trout. You may also catch largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish in Loon Lake. Small car-top boats and canoes can be launched at Loon Lake, and only electric motors are allowed here. 

Copper Falls State Park: Hotels Nearby - Photo by Wildwood Haven

If you’re looking for a comfortable stay near Copper Falls State Park, you can book a place in Wildwood Haven Resort and Campgrounds. This resort is located only 6.8 miles away from the park, or 18 minutes by car. With stunning view of the lake and relaxing atmosphere, you will definitely love this resort.

The location of the resort is rather secluded, that’s why most people say that this resort is a “hidden gem”. The owner and staffs are very accommodating, you can ask them for recommendations on some awesome hiking spots and you won’t be disappointed at all!


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