Eau Claire Lakes
Wade in our Waters and Wander through our Woods!
The Eau Claire Chain of Lakes is made up of 11 connected spring-fed, clear water lakes, surrounded by an abundant forest of large pine and hardwood trees. These lakes make up the headwaters of the Eau Claire River, which flows into the St. Croix River at Gordon and eventually into the Mississippi River. The three larger lakes, Upper Eau Claire, Middle Eau Claire and the Lower Eau Claire, act as the focal point, with 8 smaller spring-fed lakes, linked and feeding into them.
Fishing is excellent in the spring and the fall. The lakes support a good population of game fish, including Muskellunge, Northern and Walleye Pike, Small and Largemouth Bass, with Crappies, Bluegills, Sunfish, and Perch rounding out the species. Good trout fishing can be enjoyed in area rivers and streams.
The lakes are nestled in a heavy forest of large jack, white and Norway spruce and balsam pine and areas of mixed hardwoods, which makes for excellent and peaceful walks and drives though the countryside. Wildlife is abundant, and you may see deer, bear, fox, wolves, bald eagles, loons, ducks, and smaller birds and animals of all kinds.
Situated on beautiful 855-acre Lake St Croix, Solon Springs is popular for fishing boating and water skiing. Several boat landings in the village allow easy access to the lake.
Additionally, Solon Springs is music to your ears. Nestled between tall pine trees and the shores of pristine Lake St. Croix, this community exhibits its many talents at the Lucius Woods Performing Arts Center. The Solon Springs Historical Museum provides a taste of local heritage. Kids learn to fly during the annual Young Eagles Flyers event at the new municipal airport.
The Solon Springs area is also home to the Annual Voyageur Daze. This re-enactment of the fur trading era from 1690-1840 by a number of campers in authentic period correct attire represents voyageurs, fur traders, hunters, Native Americans. Learn about the men and women who came to this region to trade with the Native Americans and discover new territory. There will be demonstrations of a variety of early arts and games involving various period correct weapons. Other events include a 5K run, fireworks display,
a regional parade, and a community-wide rummage sale.
Gordon is a vacation paradise offering year-round activities, including boating, fishing, snowmobile and ATV trails, cross-country skiing and some of the best hunting in Wisconsin.
Gordon Good Neighbor Days, held every year in July, illustrate the neighborly atmosphere and friendliness of this community. Enjoy the crystal blue waters, where the Eau Claire and St. Croix rivers meet, surrounded by the hardwood forests and vivid wild flowers.
Woods, water and wildlife – not a dream, but a reality. You need only travel to the southern tip of Douglas County, bordering on Washburn County, to experience what others may only dream of.
With miles of well-groomed recreational trails, over 100 pristine lakes to fish, swim and boat, and thousands of acres of forest land where visitors may hunt and hike, it is no wonder that people head “up north” to relax! This is UP NORTH at its best.
Wascott is a community of volunteers where clubs, organizations and individual citizens work together to get the job done. One such effort is the annual Wascott Area Children’s Christmas Party held at the Town Hall on the afternoon of December 24th. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the excitement which brings out the “child” in all of us.
Not here during the winter? Then plan to attend the annual Food and Fun event held at the Wascott Ball Park from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Meet our friendly residents and other visitors for an afternoon of food, drink, prizes, games and camaraderie. You may come as a stranger, but you will leave as a friend.
During your stay, stop at any of our area businesses. Members of the Wascott Tourism and Development Association will offer you the finest that there is in food, beverages and lodging. You will be planning your next visit before leaving!