AAA Editor Notes
Copper Falls State Park is 2 mi. n.e. on SR 169. This 4,000-acre park is named for falls where the Bad and Tyler Forks rivers flow over the edge of a rock outcropping into a canyon. The 1.7-mile Doughboy Nature Trail follows the top of the Bad River canyon to scenic views of waterfalls. Loon Lake has a sand beach for swimming, a canoe launch and access to the 2.5-mile Red Granite Falls Trail which leads to a series of cascades over red granite rock.
Loon Lake has largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish and is a good spot for ice fishing. Bad and Tyler Forks rivers both offer fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout. Denizens of the woods include black bears, deer, grey wolves and raccoons. The park has 14 miles of classical and skate skiing trails, 5 miles of cross-country ski trail loops, a 2.5-mile snowshoe trail, 5 miles of mountain bike trails, hiking trails and a backpack campsite.
Food is available daily Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; on Saturday and Sunday, Labor Day through mid-October. A pancake breakfast is offered on Sunday.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.