Home arrow Outdoor Recreation arrow County Parks arrow Big Falls County Park
Big Falls County Park

Big Falls County Park in WI

Upstream from Altoona, just north of the village of Fall Creek, the river passes over a Waterfall known as Big Falls, which is the site of a County park. Eau Claire River serves in part as the southern boundary for the 1837 Treaty-ceded Territory, where the signatory Ojibwe Bands may hunt, fish and gather to maintain their cultural livelihood. Big Falls County Park is owned by Eau Claire County and located within the 52,000-acre Eau Claire County

The sand pit is within and mostly surrounded by county forest land that is managed for multi-purpose forestry, watershed protection and recreation use. Big Falls County Park and swimming area is located 1/2 mile to the northwest. In addition, Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) lists Big Falls rapids on Eau Claire River as a rare natural community.

The North wind Wilderness Base Camp near Park Falls provides training for those looking to both ride and mush.  Visitors there can also participate in tours with optional overnight accommodations. In Bayfield, Wolfsong Adventures in mushing offers trips for all ages and abilities, from short daytrips to overnight and weekend trips along Lake Superior’s South Shore.

A shooting range to be open to the public is being planned on County Forest land west of County Road “K” just off Big Falls South entrance road.  This range will be overseen by the WI DNR.

Outdoor Facilities:

Big Falls Park- located on CTH “K” and CTH “Q”, Town of Seymour has 6-unit campground, open year round, picnic area, tables and grills, vaulted toilets, swing sets - play area, volleyball (bring your own ball), fire pit, hiking trail along the Jump River/falls area, Hunting, Fishing, canoeing, Trapping and a hand pump for drinking water.

Location and direction:

Big Falls Pond is located in the Village of Big Falls on CTH C. This ramp provides access onto the North Branch of the Little Wolf River and Big Falls Pond. Shorelines feature attractive wooded areas and granite outcroppings.

Take Hwy 53 N. Right at Birch Street (County Q). Approx 10-12 miles.

Contact Information:

For fee, schedule, Camping, Regulations, events:

Big Falls County Park
Agriculture and Resource Center
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 715.839.4783
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI  54720
Website: http://www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/