Dells of the Eau Claire Park
Located off County Road Y in the Town of Plover, this is one of the special jewels in the Marathon County park system. The Dells of the Eau Claire Park surrounds fantastic geological features created by the Eau Claire River. Ancient volcanic rock palisades and potholes carved in the rock by the falling water create a unique place at the dells and gorge. The river bisects this 190-acre park. A dam upstream from the falls creates an impoundment, which provides for a swimming beach. With 27 campsites and the adjacent Ice Age Trail, this park offers visitors a number of nature trails right on the banks of the Eau Claire River along with swimming beach, spectacular waterfalls and rapids. The beautiful rock formations are a magnet for summertime nature enthusiasts. Who can resist climbing among the water-worn rocks or cooling off in one of the many swimming holes? Enclosed Shelter - No tents/canopies allowed. Shelter key will unlock post near shelter to allow vehicle access to shelter area. Holds 70 people, kitchen area, scattered tables, electricity, 2 covered wings, picnic tables, windows open, electrical outlets, water pump (well), 2 fireplaces, firewood. Outside: walk to rocks & trails, playground equipment near by, dumpster, recycle center, grills, vault toilets, scattered picnic tables, firewood house, 2 open shelters with grills, open play areas, horseshoe pits, paved, path. Group campsite: Open grassy area, picnic tables, little fire ring, roofed-in bleachers, vault toilets. Beach: Open shelter with tables, paved path, changing room, vault toilets, dumpster, picnic tables scattered, scattered grills, water pump & shelter, sand bottom, open grassy area, open shelter, recycling station, and hiking trails. Pets are not allowed on the beach.
Hours of Operation
The campground is open May through October.
On Hwy Y about 15 miles east of Wausau.
- On Water
Number of Campsites
Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, Forests, Trails
- Scenic Vistas
- Group Sites
Articles: Dells of the Eau Claire Park
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