WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK
*Three 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 entrances. Call (715) 386-5931.
KINNICKINNIC STATE PARK
*The 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, 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.
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, and then follow the signs. Call (715) 778-5562.
NUGGET LAKE COUNTY PARK
*Nugget Lake Park offers a full-service campground, 116-acre fishing lake (electric motors only) with canoe/boat/kayak rentals, 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 62; go south to Hwy 72, then east to CTH CC. Turn south and watch for the signs. Call (715) 639-5611. An entry fee is required for every vehicle entering Nugget Lake County Park. The fee schedule is as follows:Camping fees are paid in addition to entrance fees. Prices subject to change. No entrance fees required for Senior Citizens, 65 years of age. Canoe/boat rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fishing licenses available. Dogs on leash only. Quiet hours exist after 11:00 PM.