From monumental gorges and breathtaking waterfalls to ancient lava flows, Copper Falls State Park offers some of the most remarkable natural scenery anywhere in Wisconsin. Covering more than 3,000 acres, this spectacular park is well worth a look for anyone planning a pet-friendly camping trip.
With a section of the Bad River and the Tyler Forks passing through the park, it's no surprise that the attraction the park is named after, Copper Falls, is its main drawcard. Located roughly two miles northeast of Mellen, this magnificent natural landmark is open all year round and is deserving of a photo or three.
There are several cascading waterfalls throughout the park, all of them worth seeing, but there's plenty more to see and do apart from water watching. Hikers can enjoy exploring a plethora of trails, and the North Country National Scenic Trail even passes through the park. However, several trails do not allow pets, so check the rules and restrictions before setting out on a hike.
Pets are welcome in Copper Falls State Par and other Wisconsin state parks. However, there are a few, simple rules you'll need to follow. Your dog will need to be on a leash of no more than eight feet at all times, and they must always be under control. It's also your responsibility to dispose of your pet's waste properly and to ensure that your furry friend doesn't interfere with other people's enjoyment of the park.
Other features of Copper Falls State Park include bicycling, fishing, swimming and picnicking, as well as a collection of charming log buildings built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Two camping areas sit in shaded forest settings, with facilities including 24 sites with electrical hookup, one group tent camping area and one backpack campsite.
You'll have a paw-some time at this paw-some state park, so load up your pooch and get ready for one memorable camping adventure.