Monday, May 11, 2015

Video of Willow River SP's Little Falls Lake

Among western Wisconsin’s prettiest waterbodies near an urban area is Little Falls Lake.

Located in Willow River State Park at the edge of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, the lake covers 170 acres and discounting an island on the eastern side, offers 4.12 miles of shoreline in the park. Home to panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and northern pike, the lake reaches a depth of 18 feet.

A beach stretches for 400 feet along a section of the shoreline. Amenities include picnic tables, beach house, playground, and restrooms.

Here’s a brief video of buffleheads swimming on Little Falls Lake:

A great trail to enjoy the lake from is the Little Falls (Green) Trail. The paved route skirts the lake’s southeastern shore for 0.6 miles one-way (1.2-miles round trip).

Learn more about nearby day hiking trails in my Day Hiking Trails of St. Croix County guidebook.