Eau Claire was established at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers as three separate settlements, and quickly grew as a lumber town. Today, the Eau Claire area celebrates and preserves its history while thriving as a vibrant small city. Natural beauty can be found on our lakes, rivers, parks, and trails (including the Yellowstone Trail). Creativity and innovation run rampant, producing everything from Silver Spring Foods – the world’s largest grower and producer of horseradish - to Grammy Award-winning musician Bon Iver!