Holiday
Highlights...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your spot

Find other facilities on map
 

MAIN DAY USE, WI

part ofEau Galle Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: MAIN DAY USE
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Main Day Use Are at Eau Galle Lake offers many family-friendly outdoor activities including fishing, boating and hiking, in the lush Wisconsin woodlands.

Natural Features:

Eau Galle Lake is a 150-acre impoundment surrounded by densely wooded hills and bluffs. Its waters are fed by the 35-mile Eau Galle River, shaded with scenic mixed hardwoods.

Recreation:

In summer, the lake is a popular place for canoe, kayak and other non-gasoline powered boating. Fishermen cast their reels year-round for a chance to catch largemouth bass, crappies, blue gills and sunfish.

Facilities:

Amenities include flush toilets, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a large sandy swimming beach, boat ramp, and a fishing dock.

Nearby Attractions:

Crystal Cave, Wisconsin's longest cave, is approximately 1 mile southwest of Spring Valley, WI. A series of steps and ramps allow visitors to descend over 70 ft. among stalagmites and rippling flowstone.
Spring Valley Golf Course is nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Dock
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; click here for more information
  • Lake is open to non-gasoline-powered boats only
  • No pets or glass bottles in beach area
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    44.85944, -92.24444
    44°51'34"N, 92°14'40"W

    From Minneapolis/St. Paul, take I-94 east to Exit 24. Take County Road B south approximately 6 miles and follow the highway signs to the park.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MAIN DAY USE
    W501 EAU GALLE DAM RD
    SPRING VALLEY  WI  54767-0190

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (715)778-5562
    Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
    Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
    Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

    Agency Partners