Copper Falls State Park

Copper Falls State Park is located at 36664 Copper Falls Rd n Mellen, Wisconsin. The park has a beautiful gorge, waterfalls, and scenic overlook to enjoy.


General Info


General:Copper Falls State Park is a 3,068-acre park in Ashland, County, Wisconsin with 17 miles of trails used for hiking, biking, and skiing. There are wooden bridges, walkways, stair sets, and paths with native plants, excellent birdwatching, and views of waterfalls.
Hours:6am-11pm
State:Wisconsin
County:Ashland County
Google Map Location:Google Map Location
Cost:Wisconsin State Park sticker (daily or yearly)


The Falls

The main waterfalls are Copper Falls (29 feet) and Brownstone Falls (30 feet) along with a beautiful rapid called the Cascades.


Doughboy Nature Trail

The Doughboy’s Nature Trail that runs along the Bad River was beautiful! You can walk sections of the trail without walking the entire 17 miles that loop that connects with the North country Trail and several additional trails. There are several stair sets and benches to sit on along sections.

The loop around the Bad River Gorge was 1.7 miles and has plenty of observation decks and scenic overlooks. The loop will allow you to get beautiful views of Brownstone falls, Copper Falls, the Cascades, and Devils Gate.

View this map to understand what I am talking about., look in the upper left-hand side of the map. If you only do one thing on your visit, hike this loop. The loop is a combination of trails.

The only thing we found disappointing was our pooch had to stay in the vehicle for that section. The Doughboy Nature trail doesn’t allow dogs, but the park does have another trail that does. We didn’t check that one out.


Plants You Might Encounter


Images & Videos From Copper Falls State Park

(Some images are videos. Click on pictures to open in larger screen)


If you enjoy native wildflowers, bird watching, and nature consider spending a couple of days here. The park has campground accommodations for walk-in backpackers to traditional camping.

Map of Campground
Campground Reservations

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