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Where can nature tap you on the shoulder and make you stop and stare?

From sunrise to sunset, Eau Claire offers many ways to enjoy nature. Whether you're biking or hiking a woodsy trail or taking a scenic drive, visiting an orchard or park, enjoying fall colors or watching birds. The great outdoors awaits you in our big backyard.


Feel miles away, while still near the city! Our campgrounds and resorts are just minutes away from city amenities, but surrounded by nature. Lake Wissota State Park is just one of the area's campgrounds that boasts large sites, biking and hiking trails, a nature center, boat landings, a large swimming beach and more!


Bike or hike... on road or off! The Eau Claire area is filled with trails that can be enjoyed year round. With over 70 miles of bike trails, cross country ski and snowmobile trails, Eau Claire is the destination for nature lovers!


City, County or State Parks... Eau Claire has them all! Camp, hike, boat, swim, and more at one of our numerous parks. If you're looking for a scenic getaway in your own backyard check out Putnam Park and Little Niagara Creek at the UW-Eau Claire campus!