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DNR Fisheries Areas
Upper Fox River Public Access
White River Lock and Dam

White River Lock and Dam is one of several DNR properties included in the Upper Fox River Public Access group of properties along the Upper Fox River.

The White River site is one of the most recently refurbished properties along the Upper Fox River. The department installed two new parking areas, a new boat launch (no launch fee), an ADA compliant pathway from the parking area to the fishing pier) and installed a new fishing pier on the Upper Fox River where the former low-head dam used to be. We also installed rock along the shoreline for sturgeon spawning habitat. Since the overhaul, the site has seen much more use and we expect to start getting reports of sturgeon spawning on the rocky shoreline in the near future.

Location/Directions

White River Lock and Dam is located 5 miles north of Princeton Wisconsin on the southern side of While River Marsh Wildlife Area off Lock Road.

Activities

Angling opportunities

boat launch and pier fishing

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking (no designated trails)
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trails)
  • Canoeing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking

Note: On Upper Fox River Public Access properties there is walk-in access only; no motorized vehicles, no open fires (campfires), and no camping. These rules are intended to preserve the historic and scenic qualities of the river and area.

Objective

The Upper Fox River Public Access properties are managed to protect and enhance the natural resources associated with the Fox River, while providing river access, boat access and fishing opportunities.

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
427 E. Tower Drive, Suite 100
Wautoma, WI 54982
920-787-3043

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
427 E. Tower Drive, Suite 100
Wautoma, WI 54982
920-787-3016

Last revised: Tuesday November 15 2016