Sports & Recreation
American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair.
The purpose and objectives of this organization is to provide a means of united effort in planning and enhancing snow sports activities for the residents of Eau Claire, County. Perpetuate safe public and private snowmobile trails. Plan and initiate snowmobile trail projects, facilities, in areas within Eau Claire County. Create goodwill with Land owners and the Public. Promote safe operation and courteous use of public and private lands. Snowmobiling is not limited to winter activities! The business end of the sport is continually active. Legislation, conventions, workshops, fund-raising events, landowner appreciation picnics, trail planning and trail building are ongoing projects. Helps to maintain 181 miles of snowmobile trails that cross the county and link with adjoining county trails. Offers snowmobile safety classes. Occasional charity events.
Beaver Beaver Creek Reserve is a special place where you can share, explore, experience and learn about the rich natural diversity of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. The Reserve includes a nature center, butterfly house, observatory, youth camp, nature store, citizen science center, field research station and charter science research school. Provides programs, activities, and experiences to help people of all ages explore and discover the magic and mysteries of the natural world. See website for hours and fees.
This 135 acre park attracts both young and old to this portion of the Eau Claire River where it washes over mammoth outcroppings of granite rock. Here one can enjoy wading in the river and sunbathing on the sand during the summer months. Big Falls Park offers picnicking, canoeing, and fishing. Picnickers are offered scenic outings as they pass their leisure time among the granite outcroppings. Picnic tables and pit toilets are available.
Brunet Island State Park, on the Chippewa and Fisher rivers, offers more than 1,300 acres of scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. Quiet lagoons and channels are excellent for canoeing and wildlife watching. The rolling landscape in Chippewa County is a product of the most recent Ice Age. The park links to the Old Abe State Trail which runs from Cornell to Chippewa Falls.