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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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Notice: Little Falls Lake at Willow River State Park will tentatively start the lake drawdown June 1st 2015, which will limit water recreation at the park. DNR is planning to draw down the lake and inspect the dam on the Willow River. The duration of the drawdown will depend on results of the inspection. The Willow River State Park swimming beach, boat launch, and canoe and kayak rental will be closed for the duration of the project. The drawdown will also coincide with a major construction project at the Willow River beach, which will replace the old bath house and restroom building. A new restroom facility and outdoor picnic shelter will be constructed in its place. People who are interested in receiving updates on the park or this project can subscribe to email updates by searching the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "Willow River." For more information on Willow River call the park office at 715-386-5931.


Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Wed Apr 27 2016


A dam, lake, trout stream, sandy beach, prairie remnants and a nature center are all featured on Willow River State Park's 2,891 acres of rolling countryside. Enjoy spectacular views of the historic Willow Falls and the Willow River Gorge.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilet
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
Beginning June 1, 2015 Little Falls Lake at Willow River State Park will be drawn down, which will limit water recreation at the park.
Little Falls Lake is for non-motorized boats only, no gas or electric motors allowed.
Vehicles pulling trailers over 30 feet will have problems maneuvering within the 300 campground.
Vehicle admission stickers are required. Click here for cost of the sticker.
Park is on 1st come / 1st served basis from 11/01 until the last Friday of the following April.

  • All water systems in all campgrounds will be turned off and buildings closed October 01 every year. Water turn on / buildings open is approximately May 1st in the 300 and Group loops. The 100 and 200 water turn on / buildings open will be by approximately May 15 every year.
  • Water is available at the service building from October 1st to May.
  • Pit toilets are available when flush toilets are closed.
  • The dump station is available to unload only (no running water) while the 300 loop road is open in October and April.
  • The reservation season runs from mid-May through the end of October in all of the campgrounds at Willow River State Park.
  • The 100 campground loop is closed for camping and vehicle access from November 1st through mid-May. The 200, 300, and Group Camp loops are open for spring and fall walk-in camping. Vehicle access to the 200 and 300 loops will be dependent on weather since these sites are not plowed in the winter months. Winter camping is allowed in the 200 loop only with hike-in or ski-in access. Parking is available near the vault restroom building and camping equipment must be carried into the site. None of the sites or roads are plowed for vehicle or camper access. There are no reservations for winter camping and sites are first come first serve.
  • Group campers may share the gazebo area; no reservations.

  • For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

    About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    45.0125, -92.68333
    45°0'45"N, 92°41'0"W

    From Wisconsin or St. Paul, MN: take I-94 to exit #4 and turn north on East Hwy 12. Follow the signs north on East US Hwy 12. Go straight at County Rd U, then straight on to County Rd A. On County Rd A drive approximately 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

    From Stillwater, MN: cross the bridge to Wisconsin Hwy 64. Turn right on County Rd E (the right fork after crossing the bridge). Follow County Rd E to County Rd I (as in Ida). Turn right on County Rd I and go south to County Rd A. Turn right and go about 1 miles to the park entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    1034 COUNTY HWY A
    HUDSON  WI  54016

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (715)386-5931