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Get Outdoors!Willow River SP

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fungi in our Forests!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Some of the tastiest mushrooms such as Morels, Chanterelles and Hen of the Woods can be found right here in St. Croix and Pierce County; if you know where to look! These delicacies can be bought & sold at high-end grocery stores running upwards of $50/per lb. or more! Learn to pick them yourself for free. Come join us on a short hike and find out how!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Art Along the Willow

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Food, Free Fun Weekend
Location: Willow River SP

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks. Come and enjoy more than 40  Art and Craft Vendors, Kids activities and Concessions. Event is held near the main picnic area and Nature Center. No pets allowed. Visit the Friend's website [exit DNR] for more information. 

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Art Along the Willow!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Food, Free Fun Weekend
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Stroll through the park and see over 40 booths containing many fine arts and crafts that are offered for purchase. We will also have a kids art tent where they can make art projects for free. The friends group will be selling concession items, so please enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Yoga in the Park!

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Come experience the beauty of Willow River State Park while learning how to incorporate yoga into your life. No experience is necessary as our experienced instructor will help you through a basic set of warm-ups, poses, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation. Come to one of the classes or to all. Bring your own Yoga mat if you have one -- we have a few, so if you need to reserve one, please let us know. Register here:https://tinyurl.com/wrspyoga

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Songs of Night Wings Program!

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Join Faerie Galene Meadowmoth and her Elven husband, Stuart Willownote, at Willow River State Park for Songs of Night Wings. With song and science, we will explore the lives, loves, and perils of Wisconsin's native Saturniidae - giant silkmoths. The program will feature live, original music by Hudson's own magical, musical duo, Neptune's Keep. Galene's lilting vocals and Stuart's shimmering, hammered dulcimer will illuminate and enchant us!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Snakes Slithering in the Grass

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Prairies need to be protected for snakes to survive. During this program come meet and learn about Fox snakes while also learning about the importance of snakes and prairies in our lives and how we can protect them.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Friday, June 15, 2018

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The program begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the park shelter. 

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Family Yoga!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

A fun-for-all adventure that allows families to move, play and explore together. Everyone can enjoy this family time that will leave you feeling happy, calm and relaxed! Perfect for children ages 2 and up. Yoga mats will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/wrspfamilyyoga.


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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Edible Aquifers!

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Come and learn about the geological formation of an aquifer by making an edible version of your own! We will see how pollution can get into groundwater and end up in our drinking wells and also discover how our actions can affect both ground and drinking water by playing the Pollution Story Game!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Color Matching/Scavenger Hunt!

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Scavenger hunt
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Use markers to color squares on a sheet of paper and have the little ones go outside and collect items that match the colors on the paper. For older kids we will have scavenger hunts out for you to find things from. Receive prizes when you are done!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wild Flower Hike!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Come join the Park Naturalist on a hike of the Purple Trout Brook Trail (1.5 miles round trip) where we will identify several different types of wildflowers. Sketch your favorites that you find along the way and learn fun facts about each one we find. There will be field guides provided for you to borrow to help identify flowers as we go.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Snakes Slithering in the Grass

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Prairies need to be protected for snakes to survive. During this program come meet and learn about Fox snakes while also learning about the importance of snakes and prairies in our lives and how we can protect them.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Endangered and Invasive Species Trivia!

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

How well do you know the pests growing in your community, or the endangered species of our state? Many people are not aware that the purple clovers over-running their yards are actually an invasive species, or that the beautiful blue butterfly stopping for some nectar in their garden is actually an endangered species. Come find out how aware you are of WI invasive and endangered species with our fun and educational trivia game. There will be tasty treats and prizes for participants!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Long Skinny Snakes and Totally Turtles!

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Come learn about two types of Wisconsin Reptiles and even meet live versions; Albert the Fox Snake and Morton, Susie and Shelly our Painted and False Map Turtles! We will go over the anatomy, characteristics and behavior of both snakes and turtles and talk about why they are so important for our environment and the ecosystems they live in!

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Bird Feeders!

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Birding
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Birds use a lot of energy flying around all day and they get hungry just like us! Help out our feathered friends by feeding them this summer, fall, winter and spring with your very own recycled bird feeder! Also learn about the many types of bird beaks and feathers and why bird diversity is so important for our environment.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Snakes Slithering in the Grass

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Prairies need to be protected for snakes to survive. During this program come meet and learn about Fox snakes while also learning about the importance of snakes and prairies in our lives and how we can protect them.

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Willow River SP information

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.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Friday, March 02, 2018