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Firewood Notice: As of June 1, 2014, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground.
In addition, firewood that has been in an 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 Information Line 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK, WI

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sat Aug 01 2015

Description

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
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.
  • The stairway to the overlook at Willow Falls is closed for the 2013 season due to damage.
  • 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.
  • Reservation season runs from May 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014 in the 100 and 200 campgrounds at Willow River. The 300 loop and the Group Camp reservation season runs from May 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014.
  • The 100, 300 and Group loops are closed to camping on November 01, every year along with vehicle access to the 200 loop.
  • The 200 loop is closed to vehicles but remains open for no reservation camping from November 1, 2013 to May 15, 2014. Tents may be carried in on the closed road. Four sites remain open to vehicles until snow season. There are no plowed campsites. Snow season camping with tents is available in the 200 loop only.
  • The 300 loop is closed – no camping - from November 01, 2013 to April 10, 2014. No reservation camping runs from April 11, 2014 to May 01, weather permitting.
  • The Group Camp is closed from October 31, 2013 to May 11, 2014.
  • 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:

    WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK
    1034 COUNTY HWY A
    HUDSON  WI  54016

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (715)386-5931