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.
This campsite was nice. A quick trip from Minneapolis will get you there in a half hour. There are a bunch of hiking trails around the campground.
Spent the night at site 101. Clean bathroom. Great showers.
Located 5 miles outside of Hudson, Willow Creek State Park is large park with hiking, camp sites, fishing, canoeing, and the waterfall. The waterfall is a steep descent to the bottom but fun to visit and play in when water is low. To get to the waterfall you have to walk like 15-20 min. There are stairs that lead you to a cool view.
The group camping sites were private and spacious but you do have to cart in about .25 mile. For us this was frustrating as the website we booked at didnt say this. we had a few people with heart conditions in our group and wouldn't have chose this sort of site. grounds were clean but there was also no dumpsters in the group camping section. The man made beach was dried up but there is a beautiful waterfall you can play in
The trails here are clean and awesome to hike. The waterfalls are gorgeous and a must see! One of my favorite state parks to camp at 🙂
I stayed in the newest loop. This is a great campground. The site felt very private. Vault toilets were closed, so it was a long walk to the bathroom/shower facility. Hiking was not little kid friendly, at least the trail to the waterfall, however there were kid friendly events going on while we were there.
The waterfall here is absolutely gorgeous and it’s a really nice area if you’re wanting to go on a hike!
This is a beautiful campground. We stayed in the 100 Loop. It is a newer campground in the park this not as many mature trees but very well designed to pull in with large RVs. The sites are very nice. The campground is well kept and the sites are pretty private the way they have left wildflowers growing between.
There are no electric hookups but there are clean, modern toilets and showers. The waterfall is beautiful but beware of the hike back up hill
The only reason I don’t give this 5 stars is this: the dam failed and the lake has been drawn down this itself is not a problem. The park is still very nice with the lake on draw down, which info says it will be while a new dam is built over several years The real disappointment is that the willow river still flows through the park even if it isn’t currently impounded but no temporary means of river access has been provided. This would still be a nice river to float via canoe, kayak or tube, but the boat launch (intended for the lake) allows you to bring your own craft but if you were to attempt it you would have to carry in through waist to shoulder high foliage and then there would be no downstream take out point it’s a real shame because they’ve missed an opportunity for visitors to continue to use the river during the drawdown.