With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Willow River State Park
1034 County Highway A
Hudson, WI 54016
Wisconsin State Park System Willow River State Park
Notice: Little Falls Lake will be drained for inspection and maintenance on the dam in September and October of 2015. The boat launch will be closed and all of the water will be drained from the lake. The lake will be refilled by winter of 2015.
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
From downtown Hudson, at the Vine Street stoplight turn east. Follow Vine Street up the hill to County Highway A (Carmichael Road). Turn left and follow County A to the park entrance. From Interstate Highway 94, take Exit # 4 and go north on US Highway 12 for about 1.6 miles. Go straight on to County Highway U for about 0.3 mile to County Highway A. Continue north on Highway A 1.5 miles. The park entrance will be on the left.
Concessions and rental equipment
During summer, the park’s friends group, the OWLs, rents out canoes to provide boating access to the lake.
Friends group and volunteering
- Willow River State Park map
- Winter trails map
- 300 campground map
- 200 campground map
- 100 campground map
- Hunting and trapping map