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Parks & Recreation
enthusiasts have plenty of first-class options nearby”
greater River Falls area offers ample opportunity for day-tripping, camping, motorists, cyclists, river buffs and sports people of every
persuasion. Click here for biking routes in St. Croix County.
the season, visitors need only stray a few miles from the city limits to find
the best Wisconsin has to offer in scenic beauty, geologic quirks, novel picnic
spots or seasonal entertainment. River
Falls has 18 park and recreation areas scattered throughout the city. The largest being Hoffman Park, followed by Glen Park.
Glen Park (in River Falls)
Park is one of many parks in River Falls. Glen
Park has much to offer including a municipal pool, public basketball courts, horseshoe pits,
swinging bridge over the Kinnickinnic River, and many more activities and scenic
areas to walk, sit, or play around.
Hoffman Park (in River Falls)
An interesting mix of people can be found camping, in either tent or RV, at Hoffman Park on the city’s east side. The sixteen overnight
camping sites might be occupied by University students still looking for a permanent place to live, visitors from out of town, or city
residents relaxing and brushing up on their camping skills. This park is also home to our frisbee golf course. Play on this 9-hole course year-round. The park is open from April 15th to October 15th and offers access to electric
hook-ups, bathrooms, and showers. People with camper-trailers, motor homes, and tents pay $15 a night on a first come first served basis. For information call (715) 425-0924 or click here for more information.
Eau Galle Recreation Area
Eau Galle Lake and its surrounding recreation area offers camping, picnicking, a swimming beach, summer and winter fishing, non-motorized boating, great scenery and five miles of hiking trails in eastern Pierce County. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the park's huge earthen dam was completed in 1969 to control drainage from a 64-square mile area. About 25 miles east of River Falls. Take Hwy. 29 east to CTH CC north, then follow the signs. Call (715) 778-5562.
Kinnickinnic, a cold water trout stream, forms a large, sandy delta where it
flows into the St. Croix River. The park is devoted to boaters who swim and
fish, and then sleep in moored boats or campsites. Offerings include fishing,
water skiing, canoeing, swimming and picnicking. About five miles southwest of
River Falls. Follow Hwy. 29 S to CTH F. Travel west to FF. Call (715) 425-1129.
Nugget Lake County Park
Lake Park offers a full-service campground, 116-acre fishing lake (electric
motors only) with canoe and boat rental, picnicking, six miles of hiking and
cross-country ski trails, nature programs throughout the summer, and park staff
to assist visitors. Operated by Pierce County, the 752-acre park was created
around a large dam created in 1972 to control flooding in the Plum Creek
watershed. About 30 miles southeast of River Falls. Take Hwy. 29 east to Hwy.
63. Go south to Hwy. 72, then east to CTH CC. Turn south and watch for the
signs. Call (715) 639-5611.
Willow River State Park
thousand acres of rolling countryside includes three dams, three lakes, a famous
trout stream, sand beach and prairie remnants. Community support resulted in a
recent development of a nature center. Facilities include camping, fishing,
boating, canoeing, swimming, picnicking and handicapped restrooms. About 10
miles from River Falls. Follow Hwy. 35 to I-94. CTH A north to the park
entrance. Call (715) 386-5931.