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Local Parks

Hudson is home to 11 parks that could easily fill a day trip agenda or a family summer park challenge. Bring a picnic, shoes to hike, and even some little ones because some parks also have a full playground! Our outdoor options keep nature enthusiasts coming back for more.

Birkmose Park

City Parks

Get the kids out of the house and into a swing, a dinosaur, or a castle! Catch up with a friend over lunch with a view at Birkmose Park, or take in the tunes while enjoying the summer heat at Lakefront Park's Concerts in the Park. Hudson has a variety of city parks that provide plenty of options for your next get-together.


County Parks

We’re not just a river city, we’re a river city twice over, plus a lake or two! Visit Homestead Parklands for rentable water activities to enjoy on Perch Lake. Stay tuned for updates on our newest addition, Eckert Blufflands, where you will be able to camp, hike, fish, and explore the St. Croix Riverbanks!

Willow River State Park

Willow River State Park

Hudson is home to the phenomenal Willow River State Park which is famous for its waterfall. In addition to its falls, visitors can enjoy a variety of trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. There is a swimming beach, boat launch, water activity rentals, and fishing. You can even plan a camping trip!


Stay & Camp

Saint Croix County Parks offer a great stay with plenty of facilities and fun at Glen Hills Park, a water-based recreation facility with 700 wooded acres surrounding the beautiful 78-acre Glen Lake. With new camper cabins, Glen Hills makes for a great weekend getaway!

Willow River State Park offers a campground on the southern shore of Little Falls Lake. This park is very popular because of the beautiful waterfalls and has one of the highest occupancy rates in the Wisconsin State Park System.

Monarch Milkweed

Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus

Want to learn more about the St. Croix Valley’s ecosystem? The Carpenter Nature Center's new Wisconsin Campus is free and open to the public to enjoy nature and the trails 361 days a year. Featuring a 300-acre natural area with 10 miles of trails, CNC offers numerous programs for schools, community groups, and the general public.


Dog Park

Yes, we have a park just for dogs! The City of Hudson and the Hudson Dog Owners Association have joined efforts to create the Hudson Dog Park.

The Dog Park hours are dawn to dusk each day of the year. The city has provided dog waste bags so you can help keep our park clean.


The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau can offer information to visitors and new residents. Planning an adventure, researching an event, or even producing a movie? We can get you what you need. Email us at

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