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DNR Fisheries AreasYellow Lake Statewide Habitat Area

Yellow LakeThe Yellow Lake Statewide Habitat Area is a 243-acre property located along the eastern shore of Yellow Lake in Burnett County, 2.7 miles northwest of the City of Webster. The property is primarily wetland comprised of marsh and lowland brush/alder with small scattered pockets of aspen and scrub oak found on the uplands. The Yellow River flows into Yellow Lake within the borders of the property.

The confluence of the Yellow River and Yellow Lake serves as important fish spawning habitat. Yellow Lake contains and excellent fishery. Anglers can expect to find abundant populations of walleye and muskellunge, while northern pike and panfish are common. Other fish species found in low numbers include largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish and lake sturgeon.

The Yellow Lake Statewide Habitat Area was purchased in 1984 to protect important spawning habitat and lakeshore on Yellow Lake while providing a public fishing and hunting area.

Location/Directions

To get to the property from Webster, travel 2.3 miles north on State Hwy 35 and turn west on Jefferies Road. Travel an additional .4 miles and arrive at the property. Access to the property can also be gained by boat, canoe and kayak from Yellow Lake.

Activities

Angling opportunities

Anglers can gain access to Yellow Lake and the Yellow River by boat from the public landing located off Jefferies Road.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting - deer, bear, small game, waterfowl
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Canoeing

Objective

The Yellow Lake Statewide Habitat Area is managed to protect important spawning habitat and lakeshore on Yellow Lake while providing a public fishing and hunting area.

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801
715-635-4022

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801
715-635-4095

Last revised: Thursday April 23 2015