Visit Eau Claire is the official destination marketing organization for the Eau Claire Area, and represents the communities of Eau Claire, Altoona, the Town of Union, and the Village of Lake Hallie.
Eau Claire is a beautiful community steeped in history and rich in tradition. Carson Park, surrounded by Half Moon Lake, is home to UW-Eau Claire athletics and includes a baseball field with 3,800 seat grandstand, 2 championship caliber softball fields, and a football field with state-of-the-art artificial turf. Other facilities include Bollinger Athletic fields, an 8 field soccer complex, the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, the Eau Claire YMCA, Hobbs Ice Arena, and numerous golf courses including Wild Ridge, named a four star course by Golf Digest Magazine.
Altoona boasts athletic facilities for softball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and football. This quaint community of 7,000 sits conveniently on State Highway 53, with easy access in all directions. New development on the West side of town means new hotel properties and businesses to enjoy!
The Town of Union is home to Eau Claire's largest event - Country Jam. This music festival, held every July, attracts top-name national acts and entertains 30,000 people along the beautiful Chippewa River. Silver Mine Ski Hill is also located here. One of only five K90 Meter ski jumps in the United States, Silver Mine is a true local original.
One of the finest sport parks in the area can be found in the Village of Lake Hallie. Hallie Park includes meticulously maintained baseball and softball fields, and hosts tournaments for thousands of players each summer.
For fishing events, beautiful Lake Wissota is located just minutes north of Eau Claire. Numerous local and national fishing tournaments have been held there, including 2005's ESPN Elite 50 Tournament and 2009's FLW Outdoors Walleye League Championships.