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Willow River State Park

Willow River State Park

With 2,891 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreational and scenic attractions in western Wisconsin. Located 5 miles northeast of Hudson on County Road A, the park has a campground, a boat launch, and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake. Willow River State Park draws more than 300,000 visitors each year.

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Franklin Lake Campground

Follow the Heritage Drive Scenic Byway to one of the most popular camping areas in the Nicolet located on the shores of crystal-clear Franklin Lake. This 881-acre lake provides excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. Historic stone and log structures and campsites mixed with tall pines and hemlocks are perched near the lake’s edge–a beautiful setting for this campground that is on the National Registers of Historic Places. An interpretive center and naturalist programs are featured throughout the summer. In addition,¬†a one-mile interpretive trailwhich passes Butternut Lake is available for every season. Numerous other trails are nearby, including the¬†Hidden Lakes Trail¬†connecting to¬†Luna-White Deer Campground, as well as¬†a six-mile trail¬†to¬†Anvil Lake Campground.

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