Copper Falls State Park is a product of the Great Depression. It initially began its life as a state park when the Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the park's still-standing structures in the mid-1930s. These log buildings add a unique bit of charm to an already rustic experience, and many of them are available for exploration to this day.
There are dazzling arrays of waterfalls here to enjoy, all of which can be accessed by one of the seven different hiking trails that throughout this park. With 11 miles of dedicated trails, it is easy to spend an entire day here wandering through the lush Wisconsin foliage. Many of these trails have scenic overlooks that provide an almost "bird's eye view" of the surrounding landscape.
Canines are more than welcome on these paths provided they stay leashed up at all times. No doggie cleanup stations exist, so trash bags are a must if you are going to clean up after your animal. The rivers that feed these waterfalls are great for fishing, so make sure to bring equipment if you're going to make a day out of it.
Wisconsin has no strict enforcement for fishing outside of Lake Michigan, so visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the sport. If you are going to be bringing your canine companion, park officials suggest a leash no longer than eight feet in length when enjoying the shorelines. Portions of these rivers also host kayaking and canoeing, and several third-party shops offer rental services for these watercraft.
More information on these businesses resides at the Copper Falls Main Office. Cycling becomes a top-rated attraction here come April. As the season kicks off, the trails become entirely clogged with cyclocross riders. Keep this in mind when planning a visit for you and your canine, as it might change just when you're going to come.