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Traditional Geocache

Copper Falls: WGA State Park Series

Hidden : 11/30/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to Copper Falls State Park. This geocache has been hidden as a part of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association's State Park series, the cache is hidden along the Red Granite Falls Trail.

Copper Falls State Park is a 3,068-acre Wisconsin state park in which the Bad River and its tributary the Tylers Forks flow through a gorge and drop over several waterfalls. Old Copper Culture Indians and later European settlers mined copper in the area.

Copper Falls State Park was created in 1929 and much of the development work was done by two Depression-era government agencies. The first trails and bridges were built in 1920 and 1921 by the returning veterans of World War I. In the late 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) work programs put thousands of otherwise jobless men to work at a wide variety of public building, park development, and conservation projects within the park.

Tyler Forks River is named for John Tyler, a Great Lakes ship captain and surveyor for the Indian Agency at Ashland, Wisconsin.

Murphy Lake is named after Jack Murphy, who in the late 1800s and early 1900s lived in what is now Copper Falls State Park. He had a log cabin near the present ballfield pine plantation.

 Loon Lake: The lake offers swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and boating with electric motors only. Trout fishing can be found on the Bad River and Tylers Forks.

Trails: The park has 17 miles (27 km) of trails including a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Trails are used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: www.wi-geocaching.com 2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.


The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Ben Bergey of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/forms/2500/2500-118.pdf

 

 

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/3/2014 3:33:21 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:33 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum