Visitors to Eau Claire County will find breath-taking views, native wildlife and nature preserves. Located at the junction of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers, the county seat, Eau Claire (French for "clear water") was one of the state's busiest lumber towns in the 1800's. After the timber ran out, Eau Claire became a major agricultural and industrial center. At Eau Claire's Carson Park, all-time major league home run hitter, Henry Aaron, batted his first minor league hit.
Eau Claire County's extensive trails offer incredible views to hikers and bicyclists in summer and snowmobilers in winter. There is a wide diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Beaver Creek Reserve, including bears, wild turkeys and tufted titmice.