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The Main Day Use Campground at Eau Galle Lake is one of the recreational facilities available within the Eau Galle Lake State Park. It provides a wonderful outdoor experience for those looking to picnic, fish, hike, or engage in water activities. Below is important information to consider when planning a visit.


Eau Galle Lake is situated in the northwestern part of Wisconsin. The Main Day Use Campground can typically be accessed by local highways and roadways that lead to the park.

Hours of Operation

The Main Day Use Campground is generally open during daylight hours, but these hours can vary with the seasons, and certain facilities within the campground may have different operating times.

Park Fees

Admission fees may be required for access to the park or specific facilities within it. This can include daily entrance fees or annual pass options. Visitors should check with the park's official website or ranger station for the most up-to-date fee information.


The Main Day Use Campground offers a variety of amenities, including:

  • Picnic areas: Equipped with tables and grills.
  • Restrooms: Typically include flush toilets and sometimes showers.
  • Playgrounds: For children to enjoy.
  • Hiking trails: Ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty.
  • Boat launch: To access Eau Galle Lake for boating, canoeing, and fishing.


While the Main Day Use Campground is designed primarily for daytime activities, there may be separate areas for overnight camping that include:

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites: Possibly with electrical hookups.
  • Group camping areas: For larger gatherings.

Safety Regulations

For a secure experience at Eau Galle Lake, it's important to observe all posted safety regulations, such as:

  • Swimming Restrictions: Adhere to designated swimming areas and be mindful of water safety.
  • Fire Regulations: Only use fires in provided grills or fire rings, and follow any fire bans or restrictions.

Wildlife and Nature Preservation

To protect the natural beauty of Eau Galle Lake State Park:

  • Leave No Trace: Pack out all your trash and leave the park as you found it.
  • Wildlife: Enjoy observing wildlife from a distance and do not feed the animals.


In addition to leisure activities such as picnicking and hiking, visitors can enjoy:

  • Fishing: Eau Galle Lake is known for its fishing. Make sure to have a valid Wisconsin fishing license.
  • Water Sports: Kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding are popular on the lake.
  • Bird Watching: The area can be a great spot for bird enthusiasts.

Advanced Reservations

For certain facilities, like group picnic shelters or campsites, advance reservations may be recommended, especially during peak season.


The park strives to ensure facilities are accessible to all visitors. Check the official park information for details on ADA-compliant facilities and paths.

Weather Considerations

Weather can vary greatly. Always check the forecast before your visit and prepare accordingly with appropriate clothing and gear.

Contact Information

For the most current information, visitors should contact the park directly:

  • Park Office: Obtain information during business hours.
  • Park Website: For updates, alerts, and other details.


The Main Day Use Campground at Eau Galle Lake offers a plethora of recreational opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts. By following park rules, preparing for weather, and respecting the natural environment, visitors can enjoy a memorable experience at this beautiful Wisconsin state park.

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