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DNR Fisheries AreasParker Creek Fishery Area

Parker CreekParker Creek Fishery Area is located in south-central Polk County, three miles southwest of Amery. The site which is now Parker Creek Fishery Area was at one time impounded by a dam on the Apple River at Little Falls. When the dam was removed in the early 1950's, Parker Creek and its surroundings were established as a fishery area.

The Parker Creek Fishery Area has limited fishery resources. Parker Creek, a Class III trout stream, presently has a poor fishery. Although water quality in Parker Creek and the associated spring pond is excellent, other habitat conditions for trout are fair to poor. Game and furbearer species common to the fishery area include white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, muskrats, mink, raccoons, red foxes, otters, and beavers. Bird species which have management potential include ring-necked pheasants, ruffed grouse, woodcocks, woodducks, mallards, and blue-winged teal.

Location/Directions

The Parker Creek Fishery Are is 3 miles southwest of Amery. From County Hwy C turn east, or from State Hwy 46 turn west on 35th Street. There is a parking lot off 35th Street on the north end of the property.

Adjacent to the Fishery Area is 475 acres that are part of the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration, established in 1999 to protect and restore up to 20,000 acres of grassland and wetland habitat in western St. Croix and southwestern Polk counties. Also nearby is the Black Brook County Park [exit DNR] which includes parking, playground, picnic area and restrooms..

Activities

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Snowmshoeing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry and Mushroom Picking
  • Canoeing

Objective

The Parker Creek Fishery Area is managed to maintain a state-owned property for fish and wildlife habitat and provide compatible recreational uses.

Interim forest management plan (1999) [PDF]

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
127 South 4th Street
Barron WI 54812
715-637-6866 (desk)
715-651-0204 (cell)

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
941 Mallard Lane, #104
Balsam Lake WI 54810
715-554-1728

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017