A popular campground for good reason. We were able to get a site without a reservation mid week in Oct. but would have liked to stay longer. We had a nice site in the woods - semi private in feel, lots of toads!!! The hiking in this park is excellent - observation areas, water falls etc. There were open areas nearby too so we were able to do some kite flying! We also spent a little bit of time in nearby Mellen - the little historical society museum was wonderful … very eclectic and all things Mellen.
Two campgrounds in this state park - South and North but only a total of 56 sites between them, 23 of them with electric. Saw it was filling up even on a weekday in September so made a reservation but still could not get an electric site. Sites were generous in size and most has good separation with lots of trees. Nice hiking on the North Country Scenic Trail to Red Granite Falls and the Doughboys Trail to see the park’s namesake falls plus another and a cascade. We came from camping in Michigan State parks which are much nicer so we were a bit spoiled. My rating would have been higher if there was a bath house with showers in the North campground; the pit toilets were ok but it was too long of a walk to the south campground where there are flush toilets and showers. They were ok but not great (not as nice as Michigan State parks). Lots of hungry mosquitoes as it has not gotten chilly yet so bring bug spray! Very spotty cell service.
There is many different areas to this park. A nice trail leading you around the falls, with an area for you to cool off in and search for cool rocks. Easy to hike with kids, my girls were 4 & 10, they both enjoyed seeing the waterfalls for the first time. There is also a lake nearby to swim in, which was clear and cool. We also visited Ashland which was about a 30 minute drive north.
We decided to spend one night in the north campground here in our sprinter van earlier this month. It was $45 for the night and worth every penny. We had Site 8 which was right across from the bathroom. Very quiet, but most sites were booked! We loved how it was dog friendly in the campground. I thought there was a decent amount of space between sites, and the bugs weren’t bad once we got the fire going and some bug spray. My husband and I took our toddler on the Doughboy’s Trail (parts of a couple trails) and the views were stunning! We cannot wait to go back and explore other parts of the park, especially Loon Lake!
If your from Wisconsin this sits at the very north of the State. If your looking for areas to visit while camping here you may have a little bit of a drive. The park features some of the best waterfalls in the State and the trails surrounding those falls can get you pretty close for some spectacular photos! The North Country Scenic Hiking runs through the park. This is the longest hiking trail in the county and stretches over 4500 miles. The park does have a beach but if you have a four legged friend with you the pet beach isn't the best as your subject to the boat landing area and isn't very inviting. You can walk through this park and never get bored of the scenes. If you like being surrounded by green this is the place! A nice park to get away from any amenities or thoughts of the city!
We really enjoyed this campground. It had some nice trails and waterfalls.
Great park! North Country Trail passes thru! Waterfalls and trails that are amazing. Campground has showers that were quirky, some had minimal pressure, but when you’re camping water is water. Staff is friendly. Never had a problem getting a site, even in summer. Small towns around with stores, supplies, etc. Beautiful part of the country. The last time in there was a drought so the river levels and falls were really low, so check before you go.
Campgrounds are very nice and it’s a very beautiful area. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area!
If you like waterfalls, then this is the area that you want to visit. You can hike here and see 3 different waterfalls or take a short drive to numerous others in the area. The Sites are large, facilities clean. We love to camp here in the fall when the leaves are changing and hike to see the fantastic views. Day trips to Ashland and the Northern Wisconsin Visitor Center are always on the list of things to do. Take the history walk in Ashland and see all the murals!
This was our second visit to Copper Falls. It’d been many years and an upgrade to a camper since but we looked forward to our visit.
We stayed in the north loop this time. We enjoyed a relatively quiet loop with minimal loop traffic. There was plenty of road traffic though as we were right next to the main road to the Falls hiking loop.
Pit toilets on the south end of the loop didn’t have lights in them so headlamps were a must for late day/ night trips. We opted for a few drives to the South Loop for running water and real toilets (sometimes walking a half mile is just too far when ya gotta go! - or when it’s foggy and black out 😁 )
We enjoyed a nice hike to the Observation Tower and then a stroll along the Doughboys Trail. The water wasn’t rushing much but it’s late in the season. The bugs were still annoying on the trail - so do what the sign says and use your bug spray!!