Eau Claire County's is approximately 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St.Paul. 10 lakes total over 3,000 acres of surface water with musky, northern pike, walleye, bass and pinfish awaiting the angler. There are also 161 miles of trout streams. The Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers offer great canoeing with the Eau Claire River passing through the heart of the County Forest. The Eau Claire River, feeding the Schofield Pond, boasts great bass fishing. County and city boat landings offer easy access to boating and waterskiing on Lake Altoona and Dells Pond in the city of Eau Claire and Lake Eau Claire near Augusta.
The City of Eau Claire is proud to announce that the City recently was designated as a "Preserve America" community by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Park Service.
Eau Claire was founded by the French and means the land of “clear water.” The beautiful four seasons provide a perfect vehicle to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. On the area's crystal clear lakes and rivers water sports enthusiasts will enjoy great fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, Playground, Picnic Area, and other water activities. Learn to fly fish for brook, brown and rainbow trout. Lessons or guide services offer 45 years of experience. In addition to swimming, the large expanses of open waters invite recreational boaters, skiers, and fishermen and women to partake in its beauty and bounty.
City park boat launches are located within Riverview Park, Mt. Simon Park, Carson Park, and behind Hobbs Municipal Ice Center. All city park boat launches are available for use without a fee. Sit back and tune into the sights of model boat racing at its best. As the contest progressed throughout the years, the news media in all forms began to cover the competition. It has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, in addition to the three major television networks.
Within a few minutes' drive of Eau Claire are Chippewa Falls, with its historic downtown area and famous Leinenkugel Brewery, and Menomonie, which sits on the shores of scenic Lake Menomin and boasts an attractive downtown area of its own. Enjoy boating on the various lakes in Chippewa County. Chippewa County has over 38 boat landings available for public use.
Available for full or half-days anytime in June, July or August; weekends and evenings in May and September.
McKinley Avenue, Eau Claire, WI Phone: 715-832-2377 335