Eau Galle Lake

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published Feb. 26, 2015
Updated: April 15, 2024
Eau Galle Lake observation deck

Eau Galle Lake observation deck

Eau Galle Recreation Area features a campground specifically for equestrians.

Eau Galle Recreation Area features a campground specifically for equestrians.


Authorized purposes for the Eau Galle Lake Project include flood control recreation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife.


Eau Galle Lake is located on the Eau Galle River immediately upstream of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, approximately 50 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minnesota.


The project is composed of a large earthen embankment, an uncontrolled morning glory control structure and outlet works, overnight camping areas, a beach, picnic areas, a boat launch for non-motorized vessels only, hiking and equestrian trails and scenic overlooks.


Recreation funds in the amount of $90,000 were originally cut from the Fiscal Year 2023 President’s Budget. Due to the potential impacts of reduced public recreation services, Corps Headquarters distributed the same amount in fiscal year 2022 America the Beautiful Pass funding for carryover and use in fiscal year 2023. The Corps requested $307,000 in the Fiscal Year 2024 President’s Budget.


Congress authorized construction and operation of the Eau Galle Dam, Eau Galle Reservoir, and downstream channel improvements via the Flood Control Act of 1958 (Public Law 85‒500).


FY 2022:

Allocation                                                   $1,015,740

America the Beautiful Funds                            $90,000

FY 2023:

Allocation                                                      $806,850

FY 2024:

President’s Budget Request                               $940,000