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Willow River State Park

1034 County Road a, Parking for the Willow River Waterfalls is a 1/2 mile past the ranger office, Hudson, WI 54016-7309
+1 715-386-5931
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Great Day Out

My son and I spent the day at the park hiking around. Very scenic. Really enjoyed the falls and and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike M
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La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Ile-de-France, France
Camping out West! (Western WI)

We are traveling to all state campgrounds and needed to stop here. Surprised by beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
eepping
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“hiking trails” (17 reviews)
“nature center” (15 reviews)
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LOCATION
1034 County Road a, Parking for the Willow River Waterfalls is a 1/2 mile past the ranger office, Hudson, WI 54016-7309
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+1 715-386-5931
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"hiking trails"
in 17 reviews
"nature center"
in 15 reviews
"twin cities"
in 18 reviews
"picnic area"
in 8 reviews
"great camping"
in 8 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 6 reviews
"main entrance"
in 6 reviews
"cross country ski"
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"steep hill"
in 6 reviews
"be careful"
in 8 reviews
"day pass"
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"easy access"
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"minneapolis st"
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"falls area"
in 4 reviews
"camping experience"
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Reviewed yesterday

My son and I spent the day at the park hiking around. Very scenic. Really enjoyed the falls and and hiking around the park to see the river at different points. There may be a little to many people but expect it with this kind...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are traveling to all state campgrounds and needed to stop here. Surprised by beautiful waterfall and with people walked my through it. Worth stopping to see on a hot summer day!

Thank eepping
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The waterfall is a must! Enjoy hiking all the trails here. The lake is drained for a few more years, but when it comes back, it’s a great place to kayak. Nice snowshoe and cross country trails in the winter. I hear the camping is...More

Thank kyleewill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have 17 miles of hiking trails. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Only thing I was disappointed in was no water in the lake. They are repairing the dam and hope to be able to start refilling the lake in spring or...More

Thank C2623VEelizabethb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids and our dog for a day of hiking the trails! My boy loved the falls and being in the water! My daughter took plenty of pictures! A nice day!

Thank grouser25
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love walking these trails and viewing the waterfall here. The trails are well groomed so are easy to walking. Some have some steep hills.

Thank joannaw688
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great state park to camp at and has great hiking. The water falls are awesome with nice trails and swimming around them. The amenities offer hot showers and nice sized camp sites.

Thank GymBeau12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby and I wanted to check out the water falls. Having never been here my goal was to take pictures. After a 2 mile hike (we were told 1 1/2 miles by the people selling parking passes) there were hundred's of people everywhere, in...More

Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My family enjoyed stayed at the campground in the 300 sites. It was nice - large sites with privacy from your neighbor. The 100 campground is mainly open - it’s the newest of the loops. The 200 campground is partly shaded and has some larger...More

4  Thank kling123
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

It's a rather long walk to and from the waterfall (coming back is uphill), but it's worth seeing during all seasons! You feel as if you're at a remote river in northern WI or MN, but this state park is less than 1/2 hour from...More

5  Thank NikkoMN
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LovingNewAdventures
2 August 2018|
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Response from Donna Mae S | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t any shelter to the falls on the trail. Shelter is by the main beach or old dam area by nature center area.
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Jaylene A
11 July 2018|
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Response from aginggoddess | Reviewed this property |
Yes.charcoal.
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Laura M
15 September 2017|
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Response from Gotofly2 | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to park out side the park near the entrance or there are parking inside the park after you cross the gate and they have welcome center where you can park one car and the car pool to your campsite
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