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Area Activities

Fishing
Boating
Canoeing/Kayaking
Camping
Hunting
Hiking
Biking
Horseback Riding
ATVs/Snowmobiles
Cross Country Skiiing
Area Attractions

Fishing

Lake Eau Claire and the Eau Claire River system are home to many species of fish including Muskie, Northern, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Panfish. Fishing licenses can be purchased online or at the Woodland.

Boating

There are three boat landings on Lake Eau Claire. During the summer months, boaters enjoy tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing among other water activities. Daily/annual vehicle entrance passes are required. You can purchase a pass at the boat landing or online.

Canoeing/Kayaking

In times of high water, the rivers’ rapids can provide a challenging ride to even the most experienced canoeists. In summer months, periods of low water make it necessary to "walk" canoes through some rapids, which may become too shallow for navigation. During these periods of low water canoeists may want to check water levels in advance to see if there is enough water in the river for good canoeing. EC Adventures www.ec-adventures.com provides equipment rentals. Call 715-495-7427 for more information.

Camping & Lodging

Camping in the Lake Eau Claire forest is allowed between September 16 and April 30.  Camping during the other months of the year is allowed at Harstad Park. Other campgrounds in the area include Sandy Hill Campground, Woodland Motel & Campground, Trails Edge Saloon & Campground, and Coon Fork Lake County Park.. Reservations may be required. To camp at a County campground, you must complete a registration form to camp. Click here for more information.

Hunting

The Eau Claire County Forest comprises approximately 52,000 acres and is a popular area for hunting enthusiasts and wildlife observers. Whitetail deer, bear, woodcock, ruffed grouse, squirrels, rabbits and other game abound. Gated hunter walking/game trails are mowed and maintained by the Parks and Forest Department to enhance grass and clover openings to benefit both game and non-game species. Hunting is allowed in the county forest, however, no permanent tree stands are allowed and portable tree stands must be removed daily. You may purchase a hunting license online or at the Woodland.

Hiking

The 15th largest forest in the state, The Eau Claire County forest offers hiking trails that offer oportunities to see Wisconsin's natural environment up close. With abundant wildlife and a lush forest atmosphere, there is much to see. A trail pass is not required for hiking.

Biking

For both biking enthusiasts and casual bikers, the Lake Eau Claire area offers miles of quiet roads and trails. Trail passes are required. You can purchase a pass at the forest entrance or online.

Horseback Riding

A signed riding trail is available in the forest and is located east of Lake Eau Claire off CTH G. Trail passes are required. You can purchase online at online.

ATVs/Snowmobiles

The county sponsors trails for the use of ATVs and snowmobiles. To check conditions of snowmobile trails click here. Registrations are required. You can purchase a registration online.

Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy cross country skiing on the Lake Eau Claire County Forest trails. To check snow conditions click here. Trail passes are required. You can purchase a pass at the forest entrance or online.

Area Attractions

Notable attractions in the Lake Eau Claire area include the Dells Mill Museum and School, the Henning Art Gallery and Sleigh Museum, the Lake Eau Claire County Park and historic Augusta, Wisconsin. Restaurants in the area are the Trails Edge Saloon & Campground and The Black Bear, and the Hideaway Bar, where Taco Tuesdays are always a local favorite.