Attention: The law described below is expected to change to 10 miles on June 1, 2014.

Firewood Notice: Currently, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from out of state or from more than 25 miles away from the destination campground.
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.

WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK, WI

Photo: WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK Photo: WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK
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.
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Mar 24 2015   Later Dates

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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.


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    Overview

    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.

    Booking Window
    Sat Apr 26 2014 - Tue Mar 24 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Walk In Wed Jan 01 2014 Thu May 01 2014
    Reservation Fri May 02 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Services and 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
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    Sports and Recreations

    Heritage Links Golf Club

    Heritage Links is a beautiful 18 hole, par 71 championship golf course. The front nine has a links feel to it with water and rolling terrain. The back nine is more wooded, lined with trees, water, bunkers and great elevation changes. The entire course itself consists of 45 bunkers and water comes into play on 16 of 18 holes. Heritage Links offers a challenge for all skill levels from beginner to experienced.
    8075 Lucerne Blvd, Lakeville, MN, 55044
    952-440-4656
    Distance*: 42.1 miles

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    Boulder Pointe Golf Club

    Boulder Pointe Golf Club opened to the public in August 2002, and has quickly become a "favorite" in the south metro with greens and turf conditions that compete with the best in the metro area. The course is located in Elko, Minnesota only 2 miles west of Interstate 35 on County Road 2 and 91. This beautiful 18 Hole, Par 72 layout with multiple tees offers a unique challenge to golfers of all skill levels.
    9575 Glenborough Dr, Elko, MN, 55020
    952-461-4900
    Distance*: 47.19 miles

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    Elk River Country Club

    Golf at Elk River Country Club consists of an 18 hole, championship par 72 course that offers a variety of challenges and topography found nowhere else in the area. Elk River's lush fairways, small well-kept greens, oak woods, meandering creek and strategically placed water hazards accommodate the novice, yet challenges the accomplished golfer. Elk River CC is located just 3 miles northwest of the intersection of Highway 10 and 169.
    20015 Elk Lake Road, Elk River, MN, 55330
    763-441-4111
    Distance*: 50.06 miles

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    Golf at the Legacy

    The Legacy in Faribault, Minnesota is a 6,500-yard, 18-hole Championship facility with a course rating of 71.3 - slope 134. The Legacy project, which includes over 100 uniquely different golf community home sites, was started in the early 1990's. The golf course designed by nationally accredited golf architect Garret Gill opened for play in 1998. The Legacy is a public course which offers yearly memberships, corporate outings, competitive tournaments, leagues, Jr.
    1515 Shumway Ave, Faribault, MN, 55021
    507-332-7177
    Distance*: 56.21 miles

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    Albion Ridges Golf Course

    Starting with 18 holes in 1991, Albion Ridges Golf Course now offers 27 holes of championship quality golf with 3 distinct nine hole courses; Rock, Granite and Boulder. Located 45 minutes west of the Twin Cities, designer Todd Severud incorporated numerous elevation changes into Albion Ridges. The combination of outstanding maintenance, design and quality of golf has earned Albion ridges a 4 star rating from Golf Digest.
    7771 20th St NW, Annandale, MN, 55302
    320-963-5500
    Distance*: 67.65 miles
    *All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard

    Cancellation Policy
    A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

    Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2014 -
    May 01 2014
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
    GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
    Reservation Season
    May 02 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$17.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$17.00
    GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
    GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    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
    Additional Information