Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Willow River State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Willow River State Park is located in Wisconsin
Latitude
45.014 N
Longitude
-92.691 W
Get Directions
29 Reviews of Willow River State Park
Another great WI State Park!

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.

GROUP CAMPING

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

Awesome trails.

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 🙂

Goegeous Waterfall

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.

Best places to hike

The waterfall here is absolutely gorgeous and it’s a really nice area if you’re wanting to go on a hike!

Almost perfect

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.

Our favorite spot in the state

We have camped here several times. We love the hike to the falls and fishing off the dam and in the river for trout, crappie and pan fish. The campground is like any campground basic amenities but usually well taken care of.

Busy but Cool!

It was really hot and busy when we visited but the sites and facilities were well kept up and seeing the falls was great! Not too busy, okay cell phone service.

Worth the waterfall

The campground isn’t anything out of normal, but the waterfall is a wonderful place to play! I love climbing behind and getting sprayed!

Love this campground

I’ve camped here a few times. You can’t even tell you’re in Hudson. Nice hiking trails, nice lake that rents kayaks and canoes, and a beautiful waterfall at the end of the hiking trail. They do empty out the lake every so often, so be aware of that.