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Willow River State Park

Closes in 25 min: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fun place to walk; picked up a lot of garbage

We were in Hudson for the weekend and ended up walking 9+ miles in the park. It's hunting season so... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful Hike!!

Went here with my family to take a walk and ended up hiking all day. The children had fun and the... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Spokane, Washington
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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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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We were in Hudson for the weekend and ended up walking 9+ miles in the park. It's hunting season so we wore blaze orange as there is deer hunting in certain portions of the park. It is clearly marked. We had a great time -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Smiledoctorsmile
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Went here with my family to take a walk and ended up hiking all day. The children had fun and the scenery is beautiful!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank locosd40
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful State park any time of year, great place to walk, hike, cross country ski , picnic, camp! Great place to take in the wonders of nature !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kay P
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

It’s well worth the hike. There is a pretty good hill to get back to your car. But it’s worth it. The smaller, north, parking lot will get you to the falls faster. But heads up it’s small and fills up really early.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rebeccakj11
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Always a great place for a hike. Our dog loves the adventure!You can always find a great photo op!Lucky to live close to such a peaceful spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank clapinski
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Didn't know what to expect, but it was bigger and more beautiful than I expected. Will go back and have told friends. Several nicely groomed walking trails. Excited to go there in the winter and see what it looks like.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ppetersenj
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and our two daughters 13 and 10,went here to celebrate our 18th anniversary!The nature center was thoroughly disappointing because of it being very small and in desperate need of a renovations or a newer, bigger building.Afterwards we went on three different trails. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RebeccaJA444
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is a nice park with a gorgeous waterfall. It seemed like there is lots to do from camping, picnic areas, biking and hiking. The trail to the waterfall from the Nature Center was pretty flat and well groomed so it’s a great hike for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Patti M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with gorgeous waterfalls, River, hiking trails, playground, skiing trails in the winter, camping, and eventually will have a beach again. Definitely park to visit whether you’re local or not.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mrssmith232017
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike M
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16 October 2018|
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Response from aginggoddess | Reviewed this property |
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2 August 2018|
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.
Jaylene A
11 July 2018|
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