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DNR Fisheries AreasEddy Creek Fishery Area

Eddy Creek Fishery Area, in Sawyer County, was established in 1956 as a trout fishing and public hunting area. Eddy Creek has a history of several dams being constructed and blown out by high water events dating back to the original structure put in place in 1918. Put and take trout fishing on the pond formed by these dams was very popular in past years, but water quality and fish habitat had declined dramatically by the 21st century.

In 2007, the last remnants of a failed impoundment structure was removed from the stream and the waterway was returned to its natural state. The property is currently managed for wildlife habitat, and is used most frequently for deer, bear and grouse hunting, trapping and trout fishing.

Location/Directions

The main part of Eddy Creek Fishery Area is just north the Tuscobia State Trail and State highway, 70 east of the Village of Couderay in Sawyer County. The smaller parcel, 2 1/2 miles north and just south of Ashegan Fire Lane, is around the spring pond that creates the creek. The parking lot at the south end just off State Hwy. 70 is around 45.7963 lat; -91,2911 long.

Activities

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - deer, bear and grouse
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - trout
  • Bird watching
  • Wild edibles/gathering

Objective

Eddy Creek Fishery Area is currently managed for wildlife habitat, and is used most frequently for deer, bear and grouse hunting, trapping and trout fishing.

Interim Forest Management Plan (2014) [PDF]

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
10220 State Highway 27 South
Hayward WI 54843
715-634-7429

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
10220 State Highway 27 South
Hayward WI 54843
715-634-7431

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017