Big Falls Wading Area
UPDATE 6/21/16: Big Falls wading area has reopened
June 15, 2016
Big Falls Wading Area is Closed
The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City- County Health Department indicates Big Falls wading area has unsafe levels and is closed effective immediately. Lake Altoona, Lake Eau Claire and Coon Fork Lake beaches are currently within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore open.
The City- County Health Department policy is to close all areas whenever water samples indicate high levels of bacteria above safe standards. The Health Department will retest the area today and the Parks & Forest Department will inform the public when bacteria levels are within acceptable health standards.
Any questions regarding this matter can be directed to the City-County Health Department at 715-839-4718.