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Dells of the Eau Claire River State Natural Area

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First we stopped for a picnic on the beach side (east). There is a small sandy area, with wood... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
mmoh
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Davis, Illinois
Great park; clean but noisy campground

The park with the beach and trails is excellent. It's peaceful, beautiful, and full of easy hikes... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
becca l
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

First we stopped for a picnic on the beach side (east). There is a small sandy area, with wood & sand "steps" down to the water. I'm not sure how safe it is to swim above a dam, but wading would work fine. The rest...More

Thank mmoh
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The park with the beach and trails is excellent. It's peaceful, beautiful, and full of easy hikes that are good for families. The campground is small without a huge amount of space between sites. The tent camping is not separated from the RV / electrical...More

Thank becca l
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the dells of the eau Claire park with my family (2 kids, 6, 8 years), and another family (3 kids, 4,6, and 8 years), July 22-24, 2016. It was a relatively nice stay. Hiking trail (ice age trail) was 2 miles round trip...More

Thank flu
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful sites and great hiking trails. Make sure to wear your tennis shoes or hiking boots and also bring your camera. We hiked 5 miles and didn't even get to see all the wonderful views. I will definitely be returning.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Dells of the Eau Claire river are really a neat thing to have nearby. I especially like going there when we have the spring run off.

1  Thank JDevlee
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to visit when in the Wausau area. We approached the area from the north and were happy that the bridge closure didn't prevent us from getting into the parking area. It did though keep us from doing our...More

Thank 2seniors53
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The dells of the Eau Claire are lovely. I wouldn't travel, however, more than an hour or two to visit the Dells. We've visited this area several times. In an hour or so of hiking around you can easily see all the sites. The falls...More

1  Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is one of my favorite parks to go to when I'm in the Wausau area. My last visit was when the water was starting to thaw and there was ice and water rushing all around. There are rocks to climb and to sit on...More

Thank RyRo22
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Our favorite things to see when visiting a park, rock and water! While staying in Wausau, Wisconsin one October weekend, we visited this park. What a great idea! as the trees were beautiful, the waterfall area was awesome. We hiked along the river on a...More

Thank 2paradise
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We were looking for things to do in the area and found this park not too far from town. It's a nice area with several options as far as activities. There is a nice playground, picnic area, hiking and biking trails. The cascades area is...More

1  Thank jnobz
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