Signature Event Cancellation
To support safe social distancing, the 28th Annual Haunted Woods (October 16-17, 2020) event has been cancelled. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we continue to review and make additional operational changes deemed necessary for the protection of public health. For further updates, please check our Safety Updates Page.
Stationary Bridge Closure
The stationary bridge is closed for repairs. Please check back for status updates.
The river was named in the late 1700s for Wills Hills, the British Colonial Secretary and Lord Earl of Hillsborough.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established the area surrounding the river rapids as a public park.
Many of the park's structures and the suspension bridge are examples of the CCC style of rustic architecture, in harmony with the natural environment.