Big Falls County Park. This 135 acre park attracts both young and old to this portion of the Eau Claire River where it washes over mammoth outcroppings of gneiss, a foliated (stripped) metamorphic rock. Here one can enjoy wading in the river and sunbathing on the sand during the summer months.
Amnicon Falls, Wisconsin. A 55-foot-long covered footbridge crosses the Amnicon River at the Lower Falls, leading to a small island at Amnicon Falls State Park (about 15 miles southeast of Superior). The bridge, which was not covered at the time it was built, was moved to its current location in the 1930s; the roof was added in 1939 and has been replaced twice since then.
Willow River State Park A dam, lake, trout stream, sandy beach, prairie remnants and a nature center are featured on 2,891 acres of rolling countryside. Spectacular views of the historic Willow Falls and the Willow River Gorge.