Exploring Big Eau Pleine Park

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Big Eau Pleine Park Full of Outdoor Opportunity

Boasting lush forest and a water view, Big Eau Pleine Park proves you don’t have to travel far to find a great park. The 2,050 acre park extends two miles into the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, making it a prime spot for fishing, kayaking, and other recreational activities.

Eau-Pleine-PIcnicDay hiking is excellent and free. Nine miles of well-maintained hiking, biking, and horseback riding paths run through the forest-like park and cut close to the shoreline. The scenery along the path is beautiful and varied, with trickling streams and small ponds, lush forest and tall grass.

Eau-Pleine-waterSpot deer in the distant trees, waterfowl lounging on the river, and a small army of frogs crossing the trail.

The camping season is from May 1 to October 31. Fishermen will like the South Unit campground since it’s near two of the three boat launches. The West Unit campground is also popular, with playgrounds, a swimming beach and 18-hole golf course within walking distance.

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Pets are not allowed on the beach, picnic area or children’s playground.

Claim a spot at one of the many picnic tables scattered near the shore for a picnic lunch, or grill out before walking down to the beach to watch the boats float past. Return in fall for a spectacular show of color.Eau-Pleine-Trees