Brownstone Falls

July 2004

State: Wisconsin

Location: Copper Falls State Park, near Mellen

Height: 30

Crest: 10

Water Source: Tyler's Fork of the Bad River

Waypoint: 46.37513N 90.63717W

Summary: A very scenic waterfall, and easy to get to. There is a $10 day use fee to visit the park. There are many other waterfalls in the area, including two others in the park.

Brownstone Falls is located in Wisconsin's Copper Falls State Park. Here the Tyler's Fork of the Bad River plunges into the Bad River Gorge. This is a very pretty waterfall, surrounding by impressive reddish brown rock. It is only 30 feet high but something about the surroundings make it look much larger. Copper Falls is a third of a mile upstream. Personally I think Brownstone Falls is the more scenic of the two, especially in lower water.

There are not a lot of vantage points from which to view this waterfall. Access to the gorge is prohibited, and would be rather challenging.

[Lake Superior] [Ashland & Iron Counties] Nearby Falls

There are a lot of waterfalls in this area. Copper Falls and Red Granite Falls are both in the park. Morgan Falls and Potato Falls are both within 20 miles. Superior Falls is about 40 miles away.

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