Rock Dam Lake County Park
Rock Dam Lake is a hotspot for ducks, herons and other water birds. Both paved and unpaved roads traverse the area, so it’s easy to bird by car. One of the best roads to cruse is Camp Glove Road. A number of small creeks and streams flow through the area and attract a variety of birds. Look for Pine and Yellow Warblers along the waterways, and Tufted Titmice and Sharpshinned Hawks in the shrubby growth. Beaver dams often cut across the streams and creeks. The pools of water that form behind the dams attract Belted Kingfishers and Green Herons. Black bears and porcupines enjoy the large blocks of forest here and can be seen along the roads at dawn or dusk.
Directions: From Fairchild in the southeast corner of Eau Claire County, travel 8 miles north on Cty H, then 5.5 miles east on Rock Dam Road to the park.
Gazetteer: Page 62, C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 56, D-1 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/743-5140 (Clark County Parks).
Web site: Rock Dam Lake County Park
Signature species: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hermit Thrush and Broad-winged Hawk.
Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Neillsville.