To enrich the quality of life for current and future generations by providing a parks & forest system that will promote recreational opportunities, wildlife, and watershed protection while sustainably managing the county forest for optimum production of forest products.
7 county parks: Big Falls, Coon Fork, Harstad, Lake Altoona, Lake Eau Claire, L.L. Phillips and Lowes Creek and Tower Ridge Recreation Area well as Guettinger Woods and Wildlife Area.
Manage the Eau Claire County Forest consisting of 52,278 acres for timber production, public recreation and wildlife habitat development.
Manage and maintain three county owned dams: Coon Fork, Lake Altoona and Lake Eau Claire which provide water-based recreation opportunities and regulate water levels.
Maintain 183 miles of snowmobile trails
Maintain 30 miles of ATV/UTV trails and routes
Maintain 4 cross-country ski areas totaling 22 miles of trail
Maintain other recreational opportunities including 35 campsites and mountain bike, horseback and disc golf trails.
Lake Altoona Master Plan
The Parks & Forest Department is accepting comments on the Master Plan which can be found by clicking here. Please email to: Parksfirstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook by April 24 prior to the plan being finalized.
Eau Claire County