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Copper Falls State ParkActivities and recreation

Hiking Hiking

View of Falls
Waterfalls from a viewing platform.

Copper Falls State Park has 17 miles of trails with several overlooks of the waterfalls.

Biking Biking

Copper Falls has two one-way mountain bike trails (used for skiing in winter). Heading east from the North Camp area is the Vahtera Trail and heading west from the North Camp area is the Takesson Trail. Bicycling is allowed only on the designated bike trails.

Camping Camping

Camping at Copper Falls State Park

Swimming Swimming

There's a 300-foot sand beach for swimming at Loon Lake. No lifeguard is on duty.

Boat Launch Canoeing & Kayaking Boating, canoeing and kayaking

Copper Falls State Park features a small canoe/kayak, car-top boat launch on Loon Lake. Loon Lake is an electric motor only lake. Several other lakes can be found within 10 miles of the park that offer boat launch facilities and opportunities for larger watercraft.

Picnicking Shelters Playgrounds Picnic areas and playgrounds

Copper Falls has 5 acres of picnic area, with many picnic tables and grills, a spacious log shelter, a concession stand and a play area.

Fishing Fishing

Copper Falls is in the heart of prime fishing area, with scores of lakes offering all kinds of sport fishing within easy traveling distance. In the park, the Bad and Tyler Forks rivers both offer fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout. You can catch largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish in Loon Lake. Small car-top boats and canoes can be launched at Loon Lake. Only electric motors are allowed.

Hunting Trapping Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Winter Activities Winter activities

The park features 13.7 miles (22 km) of classical ski trail and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of skate ski trail. The park has trails to suite all skill levels from beginner to experienced skiers. Trails are groomed on a regular basis as the Lake Superior snow belt is known for constant snowfall.

There are two multi-use trails at Copper Falls State Park, the Red Granite Falls Trail near the park office and the Water Falls Winter Trail at the north end of the park access road. Snowshoeing and winter hiking are also allowed off-trail in the park, except on the groomed ski trails.

The park does not monitor ice conditions on Loon Lake.

Last revised: Friday November 06 2015