Eau Galle Flood Control Project

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Eau Galle Flood Control Project

Wisconsin

(715) 778-5562

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Overview

Eau Galle Reservoir is a 150-acre impoundment surrounded by two day use areas, a beach, two boat launches, one campground and several miles of hiking and equestrian trails. It is located just north of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, 50 miles east of the Twin Cities and 40 miles west of Eau Claire, Wis.

There are electric, non-electric and walk-in tent campsites available. The foot trails provide a scenic and relaxing view of the woodlands and wetlands. These trails will lead you to a variety of places from picnic areas and playgrounds to a sandy beach and volleyball courts.

An abundance of largemouth bass, crappies, bluegills and sunfish provides plenty of action for the angler year-round whether it is from shore or a boat. Eau Galle Reservoir is open to boating but only to non-gasoline powered boats.

Map of Eau Galle Flood Control Project

Latitude, Longitude: 44.859459, -92.244215

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Activities

  • Boating

    Eau Galle Reservoir is open to boating but only to non-gasoline powered boats.

  • Camping

    There are electric, non-electric and walk-in tent campsites available. To prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer and other exotic seed pests, firewood that originates from greater than 50 miles from the campsite is prohibited.

  • Fishing

    An abundance of largemouth bass, crappies, bluegills and sunfish provides plenty of action for the angler year-round whether it is from shore or a boat. Along the Ox trail there is numerous spots for anglers. Ice fishing is available in the winter.

  • Hiking

    The Lousy Creek Trail, from the campground, winds around the lakes and takes about 45 minutes to complete. The West Ridge Trail is about a 40 minute hike. The popular Overlook Trail gives access to the top of the dam via a half mile hike.

    If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, the Eau Galle Control Project is always looking for people to help out with trail repairs, campground hosting, invasive species control, and many other projects throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the park office at 715-778-5562 x0. The volunteer coordinator is Brad LaBadie.

  • Horseback Riding

    The Highland Equestrian loop, north of the campground, provides riders an opportunity for equestrians. There is day parking for horse trailers at Lousy Creek Landing.

    If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, the Eau Galle Control Project is always looking for people to help out with trail repairs, campground hosting, invasive species control, and many other projects throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the park office at 715-778-5562 x0. The volunteer coordinator is Brad LaBadie.

  • Picnicking

    The main day use area provides ample facilities for picnicking, playing, and access to the lake. There are playgrounds available for the younger visitors.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and non-motorized boats are permitted in the lake.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice fishing is a popular pastime at the lake.

Seasonality/Weather

Open all year but visitors should expect very cold winter temperatures and storms.

Directions

Driving

To the Day Use Area: From St. Paul, MN, 40 mi E on I-94 to Exit 24. 10 mi S on County Road B, follow signs. To Highland Ridge Campground: From St. Paul, MN, 40 mi E on I-94. From I-94 take Exit 24, 2 mi S on County Road B to County Road N. Turn E on County Road N and go 2 mi to County Road NN. 2 mi S on NN to entrance to campground

Phone Numbers

Primary

(715) 778-5562

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