This is a true gem. Amazing waterfall you can explore. Great hiking and nearby lake being restored. Great family vacation. Be careful. This place is addicting!
Great state park. All the expected amenities. Showers, electric, water. Bathrooms, sanitary dump. Hiking trails, nature center. Swimming. Picnic areas. Beautiful waterfall!!!
Fun to play in the water, go behind the waterfall and a good hike up 200 steps to view the falls from above! Beware in winter the hike down to the falls is a grueling one when icy and covered in snow.
Serene campground and gorgeous falls to hike to!
A good little campground for tents and trailers with trails nearby and some sweet waterfalls not far off. Good for those who want to explore the twin cities without staying in town.
Memorial Day 2019 with my siblings and our dog. Campsite 202 had plenty of room for an 8 person tent and 2 pickups. The overall campgrounds were spread apart enough to not feel like you were on top of your neighbors. The park was very clean no garbage or debris on the trails. Overall highly recommend. Will be back again!
wooded, private sites, no trouble getting a site midweek in October, nice hiking along the water
We enjoyed camping at the 300 loop at Willow River State Park. We had a relatively quiet camping experience with polite camping neighbors all around us! Restrooms are located on each side of the loop (one side has vault toilets and the other side has flush). In the center of the grounds, there is a shower building for campers to utilize. The sites in the 200 and 300 loop are heavily wooded with plenty of shade and have a very rustic feeling. The camping in loop 100 looks very open with no shade and no privacy. I recommend reserving a campsite in loop 300 or 200.
The trails through the woods at the park are a lot fun and offer tons a great nature views. The main draw for the park, Willow Falls is a short 1 mile hike from the 300 loop campground. Heavily hiked trail with 3 different entrances, the falls can become crowded. Avoid this issue by doing the hike on a weekday.
Willow River State Park no longer has a beach or a lake, but they are working on the dam to refill the lake once again. Willow River falls is definitely a beautiful site to see. Definitely a place to camp if you like to be active and explore the trails. Winter, summer or fall!
5 stars. 6 starts when they let go of the dam to refill their lake/beach.
Beautiful waterfall, zen experience, the state park puts on a lot of various activities through out every season. Visitors can also go behind the waterfall - tight squeeze, but worth it.