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Mashek Creek Public Access

Mashek Creek Public Access is a 25-acre property located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Kewaunee County. The property consists of Lowland coniferous forest and upland grassland. The Mashek Creek flows through this property into Lake Michigan. Find it north of Kewaunee. There is one parking access located on Lakeshore Drive, east of Highway 42.

Acquisition of this property was in 2010 with funds from the statewide public access program. This property is an important migratory bird area, and also provides public access to fishing on Mashek Creek. Trout and salmon have been documented using Mashek Creek for spawning. This property also provides great public access to Lake Michigan along its 1,600 feet of undisturbed shoreline.

Management

Current management of Mashek Creek Public Access is to maintain the cool season grasslands by mowing. Grasslands are maintained to provide nesting cover for waterfowl and many other non-game grassland bird species. The forest structure will be maintained at its current composition through prescribed timber harvest. Mashek Creek will continue to be surveyed for trout and salmon spawning use.

Interim Forest Management Plan (1982)[PDF]

Recreation

The Mashek Creek Public Access offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Canoe/Kayak access
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

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Last revised: Thursday August 17 2017