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Description - Named for the nomadic hunting group of northern Michigan and Wisconsin, Copper Culture State Park is a park for history lovers. The 40-acre park is an important archaeological site featuring some of the United State's oldest Native American burials grounds estimated to be 4,500 years old. With the abundance of regional cooper and their practical usage of the mineral, these Native Americans became known as the Old Copper People. Excavated in 1952 by the Wisconsin Archaeological Society, many of the implements buried with this tribal group may be seen in the small park museum.

Attractions - Copper Culture State Park offers a seasonal museum exhibiting the regions earliest Native American treasurers. The small museum is open from late May to Labor Day, weekends only. A state park vehicle admission sticker is not required.

The park is popular for picnicking offering tables, grills, shelter, and modern restroom. The park's mowed fields are perfect for ball games, kite flying and Frisbee toss.

Recreation - Visitors come to Copper Culture to picnic, play field games, fly kites, and tour the small museum.

Climate - Northeast Wisconsin has four distinct seasons with warm summers and long winters. Great Lakes Michigan and Superior tend to make summers cooler and winters milder close to shore. January's average temperature is in the teens F (-teens C). Average July temperature is 68-70 degrees F (20 degrees C). During summer, temperatures can climb to above 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) for a several day stretch. The area's average yearly precipitation ranges from 30-32". Annual snowfalls in the Northeast Region have a wide range; the southern areas may receive 50" while the northern areas may receive in excess of 180". Nighttime summer temperatures can dip below freezing. Dressing in layers is a good way to remain comfortable in Wisconsin.

Location - Copper Culture State Park is located in Northeast Wisconsin in Oconto County.

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Copper Culture State Park, c/o P.O. Box 10448 , Green Bay, WI, 54307-0448, Phone: 920-492-5836

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Northeast Wisconsin - Outdoor recreation abounds in Northeast Wisconsin. From fishing its fine lakes to big game hunting the deep forests to paddling exciting whitewater and to Great Lake island hopping, Northeast Wisconsin offers something for everyone.
Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas & Trails - Wisconsin showcases 86 state park system properties offering visitors an opportunity to hike, camp, swim, fish, and simply relax.

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