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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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Willow River State Park

Visited the “big” falls. Makes for a nice little hike on a Sunday afternoon. Also saw a blue... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rgenske
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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Willow River State Park

I have been here several times during all the seasons, winter to summer and love it all. The park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna Mae S
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the “big” falls. Makes for a nice little hike on a Sunday afternoon. Also saw a blue butterfly! We can’t wait to go back and see the little falls.

Thank rgenske
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times during all the seasons, winter to summer and love it all. The park has a beautiful falls that you can watch for hours, enjoy the many animals that are there.

1  Thank Donna Mae S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for the falls and went away with a workout. Started towards the falls and start out on a gravel path then you are met with a blacktop path to the bottom. It is about a 1/4 of a mile or so and about 40...More

1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am new to the area and a photography student. I live in Somerset and could not believe that the falls were so close to my apartment. I consider the falls to be a wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy the view.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend my Mother's Day afternoon. After a spectacular breakfast at Chilkoot Cafe in Stillwater, this activity was beyond our hopes. Neither my daughter or I had been here before, so we were flabbergasted to realize that this park was within driving...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had live in the area for 10 years before we explored. What we found was excellent if you are in for nature and basics. The falls are beautiful and the viewing vantage points add to the experience. Great trails for dogs and people.

2  Thank scottsJ5754ZU
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visit this park almost weekly in the winter to walk with friends and our dogs or snowshoe. The trails are wide and groomed. It has easy access to I-94. There are several entrances and parking lots to access the park from different directions. The...More

Thank Mikethedog
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Terrible skiing conditions! We finally have snow, but conditions are terrible at this park because hikers disregard the signage which clearly prohibits walking on the ski trails, and park personnel do not enforce the rules. When the hikers muck up the trails and the volunteers...More

1  Thank Amy E
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Any season you visit, it's always beautiful and has something for everyone. Come for an hour hike or spend the day! Hudson is blessed to have this in their backyard.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Came for a nice hike and waterfall views and was not disappointed! We hiked a meandering path to the falls but walked up the 250+ stairs to leave. All navigable for an average hiker!

Thank svf1991
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Laura M
15 September 2017|
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Response from Gotofly2 | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to park out side the park near the entrance or there are parking inside the park after you cross the gate and they have welcome center where you can park one car and the car pool to your campsite
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mark f
15 September 2017|
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Response from jeff n sally c | Reviewed this property |
The closest trail to the Falls is about 1.5 miles and that is with pretty steep hills. There are flatter routes but then you are looking at walking a further distance to them. Is a beautiful view and worth the walk there but... More
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