Tuesday, September 26, 2017

State again featuring park it wanted wrecked by iron mine

I've noted this before, but every time the DNR touts as it did just today this very toutable park as among the state's finest - - 
2017 Fall Festivals and Events at Wisconsin State Park System Properties
- - or when future environmental desecrations are pushed by state officials as they are doing right now, I think an high-lighted note should be added to the release, or story or the record that says "Copper Falls State Park and its surroundings were saved by environmentalists and the Bad River Band of Ojibwe from a massive open pit, forest-leveling, wetland-filling, acid-draining iron mine pushed for special interests and donors by Gov. Walker and Republican legislators."

Wisconsin State Park System 
Copper Falls State Park
A view of Copper Falls in the fall.
© Michael Knapstein
Reservecampsites at Copper Falls State Park.



Copper Falls is about two miles northeast of Mellen in Ashland County. Take State Highway 13 to the north side of Mellen and turn (northeast) on State Highway 169. Go about 1.8 miles. The park entrance will be on your left. Geographic coordinates are 46° 20' 51.8" N, 90° 38' 34.0" W.


Concessions and rental equipment

The park's concession stand is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and on weekends through mid-October. The concession stand offers a small gift shop along with soft drinks, light lunches, ice cream and ice. Sunday mornings are popular at the concession as a pancake breakfast is held.

Friends group and volunteering

Pets reminder

Responsible pet owners and their pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks. There are a few simple rules to ensure that you, your pet and other visitors will enjoy the park.  Pets are not allowed on the Doughboys Nature trail.

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