Willow River State Park is one of Hudson, Wisconsin’s favorite parks offering panoramic river scenery, prairie, forests and year-round recreation. It’s located in western Wisconsin and has about 3,000 acres of river, forests and prairie.
It’s located only 5 miles away from northeast Hudson making it easy to reach for a weekend of camping, boating or time at the beach. The park offers a 400-foot beach and picnic area, a boat launch, and campground all at the 172-acre Little Falls Lake. Here is a look at what you need to know to visit Willow River State Park in Hudson all year.
Visiting the Park
The park is open all year from 6am-11pm making it easy to plan a visit. You can reach it from Highway 94 if you take exit #4 going north on US Highway 12 before going straight on to County High way U to County Highway A. Then continue north on Highway A for 1 and ½ miles before seeing the park entrance on the left. For those coming from downtown Hudson, follow Vine Street to County Highway A, turn left and follow County A to the park entrance.
What to do There
During the summer months, you can rent out canoes and kayaks to boat on the lake and be sure to have your hunting or fishing licenses if you plan to hunt or fish. The area offers a variety of recreational activities from boating, canoeing and kayaking to swimming and fishing.
Go hunting and trapping, take a hiking excursion on the trails, bring the family camping and hit the playgrounds with the little ones. You’ll also love a picnic by the beach. Stop by the Nature Center to learn more about reptiles and meet snakes and turtles.
There is so much to do at Willow River State Park in Hudson that you won’t want to leave.