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The 42-acre Copper Culture State Park is on the Locationnorth side of the Oconto River, on the west side of the city of Oconto. It was the site of a prehistoric cemetery of the Old Copper Complex people who occupied the northern Midwest from ca. 4000 – 2000 BC. The park is for day use only.

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Wisconsin State Park SystemCopper Culture State Park

A trail along the Oconto River.

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COVID-19 Update

All Wisconsin state park system properties are now operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Note: Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7 is Free Fun weekend and no admission stickers or state trail passes are required these two days.

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Annual park stickers only, can be purchased online. State trail and other passes can still be purchased over the phone by calling 1-888-305-0398 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. Buy before you go: annual passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties. Visitors must have an annual admission sticker adhered to their vehicle or proof of purchase for entry.

Most restrooms at most state parks are now open. Some remote water fountains may be closed in the day use areas.

Beginning June 10, 2020 standard campgrounds at Wisconsin State Parks will open. Group campsites, day use facilities (shelters and amphitheaters) and Rock Island State Park will remain closed through June 30.

All buildings, observation towers, playgrounds, concessions and rentals remain closed at all state parks and forests. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

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  • An independently-operated museum in an old farmhouse details the life of the Copper Complex. The museum is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


From US Highway 41 south, exit State Highway 22. At the round-about, turn right on Copper Culture Way. At the stop sign, turn left to enter the state park. From US Highway north, exit State Highway 22. Take Highway 22 west on the round-about. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Copper Culture Way. At the stop sign, turn left to enter the state park.




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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020