Wisconsin Guide: The Dells of the Eau Claire County Park
What are the Dells of the Eau Claire?
The park features a campground, multiple picnicking spots, a segment of the Ice Age Trail, and the geological gorge that it’s most known for. The gorge is where the Eau Claire River tumbles and rushes over the ancient bedrock, creating swirling pools and waterfalls. In the middle of summer, once the river slows, it becomes a popular swimming hole.
Behind the Name
And the words “Eau Claire” is French for “clear waters”.
For an easy and pleasant 1.2 mile hike, try the Dells of the Eau Claire loop. You’ll start by hiking on one side of the river, then you’ll cross over a walking bridge and hike on the other side of the river. Here’s a map of the loop from alltrails.com.