Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks

The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of supporting, assisting, and promoting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with nature interpretive, scientific, historical, recreational, educational and related visitor services at its Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks.


Hi Everyone,

Out of concern for our visitors, staff, and volunteers, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues we will be following Wisconsin Department of Health and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' guidelines. For the most up to date information, follow this link.

Please check back for updates.

Stay Well, 

Ashley Goldbeck
Lead Naturalist
Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc.


RCU Foundation Announces $250,000 Gift to The New Nature Center

October 31, 2019


Learn about our campaign for a new nature center at Willow River State Park:

Little Boy Walking

Given the chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, and turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion...

In nature a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy; a place distant

from the adult world, a separate peace.

Richard Louv


(715) 386-9340

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