Of course our first love is Devil’s Lake State Park, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love Wisconsin’s other 63 State Parks as well. In fact, our goal is to visit them all!
Over the last week, we’ve knocked off 4 of the state’s finest; Big Bay, Copper Falls, Amnicon Falls & Pattison.. Call it our “Big Falls & Big Water” tour. Big Bay State Park is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands and located on the shoreline of the worlds largest freshwater lake. Pattison State Park has Wisconsin’s Largest Waterfall, although the falls at Copper Falls & Amnicon Falls State Parks certainly rival the big one in overall beauty!
In our 5 day state park road trip we camped at Copper Falls, Amnicon & two nights at Big Bay. (Yeah, we could actually get reservations!) We hiked the trails, took in the sights and took lots of pictures. Along the way, we couldn’t help but compare these state parks with our own local jewel. Sometimes we were even a bit jealous!
Check back over the next few weeks as I post our experiences from each of these parks as part of our “Backyard Explorer” series starting off with a look at Copper Falls State Park in Mellen, Wisconsin. I can tell you right now that it was one of our favorite campgrounds along the way! The welcome committee was once in a lifetime… Stay tuned!!