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Willow River State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:15 PM
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We are from Minnesota. We liked this park so much that we bought a season pass for all WI state... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly S
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Woodbury, Minnesota
Amazing waterfall!!

I was here once before but never made it to the falls. It's about a 40 minute hike in, but this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
13JeanMarie13
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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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 4 days ago

We are from Minnesota. We liked this park so much that we bought a season pass for all WI state parks. This is a great park for hiking and the falls in the springtime are roaring! There are snakes in the park though which freaked...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was here once before but never made it to the falls. It's about a 40 minute hike in, but this time I did it and was amazed the waterfall was flying!!! It was awrsome!!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely visit again during the summer time when it would be easier conditions to hike without a lot of the icy trail. It's still pretty great and quite busy at this time as well so in some ways, it was good we went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We used to take our older toddlers here to burn off enjoy and enjoy nature. Now we enjoy hiking with our teens and spending quality time together. Great and inexpensive place to visit. Waterfalls are always stunning!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kap0201
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Was a great place to spend the day snowshoeing through a winter wonderland. The falls are pretty and was a great day even in the winter! They had some snowshoe trails and also cross country ski trails.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T2Slow
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We have loved Willow River State Park since we moved to Hudson 14 years ago. It is so beautiful in every season. There are many, many miles of walking trails, and the scenery is something of which you can only imagine. We tend to forge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jilly070
Reviewed November 26, 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
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Reviewed November 19, 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 November 6, 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 October 7, 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
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MNBigCityFan
October 15, 2018|
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Response from aginggoddess | Reviewed this property |
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LovingNewAdventures
August 1, 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
July 10, 2018|
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