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These are the beautiful Willow Falls at Willow River State Park. Photo by McGhiever, Creative Commons License BY-SA 3.0.


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Bike Ride

It’s a pretty good ride to get here. Take side roads to the St. Croix River. Crossing the St. Croix near Hudson isn’t great, but then there’s more side roads.


It’s a nice park. The waterfalls are beautiful!

Why I would go again

  • It’s a short ride and the waterfalls are great

Why I would not go again

  • Afton State Park or William O’Brien State Park are a little closer, and it’s a nicer ride to those parks.


My friend Julie and I biked here on a very hot day! We heard there was a nice river and gentle waterfall to visit, and when we checked in the park staff warned us to be careful because the waterfall area is slippery and dangerous. Julie’s dad is a retired Emergency Room doctor and has given Julie endless warnings about dangerous things. Julie and I try to be cautious. 

When we got to the waterfall, we were so surprised to see how much risk people were taking! It was incredibly difficult to walk across the shallow river because how slippery it was…and we saw somebody carrying a toddler while barely able to stay upright. We saw people jumping off parts of the falls into shallow water and rocks where a small fall could be painful. So you ask: but did anybody get hurt? Yes! We saw and heard a 10 year old kid screaming after he apparently scraped himself on the rocks. It was nice to cool off, but if you go there, please be more careful than most of the people there!