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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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Long hike, great waterfalls

Parking: Paid parking is available and the tickets need to be purchased at the park office.Parking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gokriblr
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful

Hundreds of people were wading in the waterfall as it was over 90. Some very adventurous... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
closserclan
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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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 5 days ago

Parking: Paid parking is available and the tickets need to be purchased at the park office.Parking lot is in the picnic area and the waterfall is a good few miles of walk. An alternate parking lot closer to the falls is available but no ticket...More

Thank gokriblr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hundreds of people were wading in the waterfall as it was over 90. Some very adventurous individuals even went under the rock ledge of the top fall. Families were picnicking and making it a day in the state park. The half mile hiking trail was...More

Thank closserclan
Reviewed 5 days ago

The falls are impressive and relaxing. For a state park, their signage (which I am finding to be typical) is very poor to get from one place to the other. For parks that charge admission, their signage should be exceptional. In my opinion, there should...More

Thank funstlucia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park and waterfall during a visit to Stillwater. The front desk staff at our hotel in Hudson suggested this state park. So at a moment of spontaneity [and insanity], we decided to go hiking before we left the area to drive back...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the park in July ,and though it was very hot day, it was still slit of fun. The nature hike and to learn the leaves tour is very informative and interesting. The water falls are beautiful, the boat docking and beaches are closed...More

Thank Gotofly2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls are beautiful. Many trails to take you to and from. Gorgeous scenery, changing with the seasons. Many varieties of flowers and wild life.

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get to the gorgeous waterfall, you either walk down a really steep hill or walk a few miles. The view is worth it, but if you hate crowds in your state parks I would avoid this popular one within easy access of the Twin...More

Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need a day of hiking and maybe even a little trout fishing? Reserve a spot at Willow River State Park. Check out the trout stream. Picnic with your family, or even reserve a camping spot in one of three camping areas. It is one of...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go into the park, you will not find the falls. What you will find is a lake that has been drained so that they can repair the dam which I was told today could take up to five years. Most park to see...More

2  Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This park has just about everything I look for as a hiker: good and (some) challenging hiking trails, gorgeous scenery, and friendly hikers/park goers, and secluded areas. The falls area is a nice place to unwind and relax but there are usually people who are...More

Thank Anthony M
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tatormae
10 April 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
Cross the bridge at the falls and follow it up to the top. Enjoy!
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millie2nd
2 October 2016|
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Response from wren32 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty to do and see at park even without the lake and beach. The hiking was fun and the waterfall is a must see. I cant wait to go back and see the beach.
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