If you look at enough descriptions of Willow Lake, you’ll find the word “escape” popping up again and again. It seems that Willow Lake is the perfect place to escape to, no matter what it is that you’d like to get away from. It is tranquil, picturesque, off the beaten path, and for the ardent lover of the outdoors, a whole lot of fun. Nestled at the foot of Mt. McLoughlin, the outside world seems like another planet from Willow Lake.
There is hiking, swimming, boating, camping and excellent fishing. For those with more sedate tastes, there are cabins to accommodate an overnight stay, and plenty of opportunities to relax and take it easy. There are glamping yurts, tent sites, and RV hookups, as well as picnic tables, barbecue pits and hot showers. There really is something for everyone here. Well, almost everyone. (Sorry, no bowling alleys or petting zoos.) On the other hand, Willow Lake County Park is ideal for vacations, family reunions, romantic honeymoons, business retreats, and going fishing with your buddies.
Cabins and yurts and group campsites require advance reservations, which can be made by phone or online. One of the yurts is ADA accessible, as are parking and the restroom by the boat ramp. Cabins are available year-round, while yurts and campsites are seasonal. There is a $4 day use fee per vehicle.
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