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Current & Upcoming Events!

All programs are made possible by the Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Park through volunteerism, donations, and grant work, backed by the support of our business and individual Friends Group members. We thank you for your support!

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Learn to Snowshoe
at Willow River State Park

Saturday, January 28 drop in anytime from 1-3pm. Meet at the Nature Center. 

 

Join the Friends group at Willow River State Park and learn to snowshoe! We'll provide basic instruction on how to snowshoe and then send you off to explore the park's snowshoe trails! This event costs $5 (cash or credit accepted) and vehicle admission into the park is required.

The program will be run on a first come, first served basis. We will supply snowshoes or you can bring your own and we will help you get them properly fitted to your boots. Please dress for the weather and bring along water, and good waterproof boots and pants.

Questions?
Send an email to: wrsnowshoe@gmail.com
Call or text: (715) 869-3695

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February Events

  

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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, February 4 anytime from 1-3pm.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Avoid getting cooped up inside and join us at the park for a winter-themed scavenger hunt! Search for items on checklist style scavenger hunts or solve riddles along the Hidden Ponds Nature Trail, then come back and collect a small participation prize. Please dress for the weather and bring along water, and good waterproof boots and pants.

Candlelight Ski and Hike

Saturday, February 11 from 6:00-8:30pm.

Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.  

 

Join the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks as they host a Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe, and Hike event. Both hiking and ski trails will be illuminated totaling over 2 miles of trail. There will be two bonfires and refreshments available. Please do not bring pets to this event.

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Lets Go Ice Fishing

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00am-noon. Meet us out on the lake!

Register here:

 https://tinyurl.com/letsgoicefishing

Join Wild Rivers Conservancy and the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks as we drill into the ice and discover a variety of fish on Little Falls Lake. We’ll have all the necessities to help you or your child to catch your first fish. Plan to learn how to use the equipment, fish species identification, rules and regulations, and connections between clean water and fish populations. All you need to bring is excitement to learn and winter weather gear to stay warm on the ice. If you're 16 years of age or older, you will need to bring a current, valid fishing license.

Frosty Falls Hike

Saturday, February 25. Hike leaves at 1pm sharp.

Meet outside the Willow River Nature Center.  

Join us on a wintery walk to the Willow Falls. This is a spectacular time of year for viewing the frost covered falls. But don’t just take our word for it, get out there and see for yourself! This will be a 4-mile round trip hike. Depending on the weather and depth of snow, it can be considered moderately strenuous with some hilly/rugged terrain throughout. Be sure to dress in warm layers, bring plenty of water, and good hiking boots with ice cleats or snowshoes.


If you’d like to rent snowshoes ($7/per pair) for this event, call 715-869-3695 or email wrsnowshoe@gmail.com  at least 2 days in advance to check on availability.   

All events are free to attend (unless otherwise noted) but vehicle admission is required.

All programs are made possible by the Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Park through volunteerism, donations, and grant work, backed by the support of our business and individual Friends Group members. We thank you for your support!

Current & Upcoming Events: What We Do
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