Copper Culture State Park

Quick Facts

Copper Culture State Park

Wisconsin

(920) 826-7304

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Things To Do

Overview

This 48-acre park features an Indian burial ground from the Copper Culture about 6,000 years ago, the oldest cemetery site in Wisconsin. The locally owned park museum offers a detailed look at Copper Culture life and times. Also, enjoy the fifteen acre short-grass prairie or fish in the Oconto River.

Map of Copper Culture (WI)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.887358, -87.898959

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Activities

  • Boating

    You can canoe, kayak or boat in the Oconto River.

  • Fishing

    Anglers are welcome to fish in the Oconto River.

  • Hiking

    Visitors are welcome to tour the 48 acre park.

  • Historic Sites

    The park includes an ancient burial ground that the Old Copper Culture utilized between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the oldest such site in Wisconsim. Artifacts and photographs from the excavation are housed in the historic Charles Werrenbroeck Museum, a 1924 farmhouse.

  • Picnicking

    Please enjoy a meal in the park. Be considerate of local wildlife and other visitors; do not litter.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowshoeing and winter hiking are permitted.

Seasonality/Weather

Museum open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Groups by appointment.

Park Partners

Oconto County Historical Society

The OCHS also helps administer the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Copper Culture State Park, and the Holt & Balcom Logging Camp.

OCHS is an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

(920) 834-6206

Directions

Driving

Driving north: As you drive north on Highway 41 take the Highway 22 exit. Turn left around the round-about, under the highway, then left around the second round-about. There are signs to help. Continue to the t-intersection and turn left. Follow the road around to the park.

Driving south: As you drive south on Highway 41 take the Highway 22 exit. Go around the round-about to exit on the opposite side. There are signs to help. Continue to the t-intersection and turn left. Follow the road around to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(920) 826-7304

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