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.

Covid 19 Update 

County Parks are OPEN and entrance fees apply.  Campgrounds are open as of June 1, 2020.  Social distancing guidelines do apply.  The best way to contact us right now is by emailing your questions to

Annual Passes are still being processed and mailed.  Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your pass if your annual request was placed in a park pay box.


7 county parks:  Big Falls, Coon Fork, Harstad, Lake Altoona, Lake Eau Claire, L.L. Phillips and Lowes Creek and Tower Ridge Recreation Area as 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.

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