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The Dells Of The Eau Claire River isn't anywhere near the City of Eau Claire Wisconsin. The mouth of the Eau Claire river is actually just south of Wausau WI by a mile or so. On this river just 15 miles to the east of Wausau is a little gem of glacieral history. Alot smaller in scope compared to the Wisconsin Dells but still an interesting place to hike, camp, and simply have fun. There's of course nothing urban about this place. It's a county park and camp ground which I've used throughout the years. I would've post these pics in the great Midwestern Thread but wanted to post more than 4 pics. Hope you enjoy!



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How come you get the cool and exciting end of the Eau Claire River and we get the boring end in the city of Eau Claire?!

Oh well, hopefully soon we'll have the Confluence Project on our end to liven it up. Great photos, btw.
 

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How come you get the cool and exciting end of the Eau Claire River and we get the boring end in the city of Eau Claire?!

Oh well, hopefully soon we'll have the Confluence Project on our end to liven it up. Great photos, btw.
Yeah, I know about that project, it's great for the city of Eau Claire!

Thanks for the nice comments guys. On a very sad note, on Friday, just two days after I made this thread, a family heading to the Eau Claire Dells Park rolled their SUV just a mile or so before they got there. There were 10 people in the vehical, two teenagers died, and two are still hospitalized in critical condition.
 

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Nice pictures. What are "dells" though?
Interesting question, I don't really know the true definition. The main way for me to answer this question is to look at what is named a dell and go from there. The Wisconsin Dells is a series of both high and low colorful sandstone cliffs along the Wisconsin river. There are also alot of smaller sandstone walled valleys that weave their way into the Wisconsin River. And if you've never seen the WI Dells, they are amazingly beautiful! Here is what I found in my Websters: A dell is a cavity, hollow; a small secluded valley or glen, usually a wooded one. That would seem to discribe the Wisconsin dells in a good way. The Eau Clair dells, even though there is evidence of valleys, I would say is more of an area of small water falls that confluence together and yet surrounded by rock walls. As I said in my OP, the Eau Claire dells is on a lot smaller scale than the Wisconsin Dells. Also, the Eau Claire Dells rock is granite, not sandstone.

I suppose the Grand canyon could be viewed as a huge version of a dell?
 

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Here's two examples of the Wisconsin Dells. Seriously, I still can't understand why the Wisconsin Dells has not been made a national park. The exceptional beauty is evident. Maybe the stubborn Wisconsin spirit of keeping things a secret is at play? All I know is that when I went on the boat rides I knew I was seeing something exceptional, a national treasure, something I will not see anywhere else. Anyway, this is all in a effort to define "dells".




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