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the outdoors with adaptive kayaks, beach wheelchairs, accessible cabins, and sit skis.
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accessible boat access and shore fishing sites.
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For questions about accessing recreation opportunities contact:
Nick Zouski
DNR accessibility coordinator
608-267-7490

Open the OutdoorsAccessible fishing piers in the DNR Southeast Region

See below for accessible fishing piers listed by county. Some of these locations are part of the Southeast Region Urban Fishing Program (marked by an asterisk).

Southeast Region Urban Fishing Program information

Urban fishing waters are small lakes and ponds under 25 acres that are intensively and cooperatively managed with a municipality. They are posted with signs, have special regulations, and have shorelines that are accessible to the public. Please read these signs carefully to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Special regulations on designated urban waters in the DNR Southeast Region include:

  • a year-round season;
  • no length limits; and
  • a special season for juveniles 15 years of age and younger and certain disabled anglers only (refer to the fishing regulations handbook for current dates).

They also have a daily bag limit of:

  • three (3) trout (Note: inland trout stamp needed for anglers 16 years of age and older);
  • one (1) gamefish (largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, sauger, and northern pike); and
  • ten (10) panfish (bluegill, crappie, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, and bullhead).

Current fish stocking and regulation information is available from Feb. 15 through Nov. 15 on the 24-hour urban waters fishing hotline at 414-263-8494 or toll free at 1-888-347-4563.

Kenosha

  • Kemper Center Pier — Located on Lake Michigan at the Kemper Center. South side of Kenosha at the junction of 65th Street and Third Avenue.
  • Paddock Lake — Located in a small park at the intersection of 248th Avenue and 73rd Street in the Village of Paddock Lake.
  • Vern Wolf Lake (East Lake Flowage) — Located in the Richard Bong State Recreation Area at the junction of State Highway 142 and State Highway 75 in the Town of Brighton (8 miles southeast of Burlington). State Park sticker required for entry.

Milwaukee

  • Cupertino Pier — On the shore of Lake Michigan. Located in Cupertino Park, just north of the South Shore Yacht Club. Intersection of S. Lincoln Memorial Drive and Russell Avenue.
  • Holler Park Pond* — Junction of 6th Street and Edgerton Avenue in the City of Milwaukee.
  • Lakeshore State Park — 500 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee, east of the Summerfest grounds. Lake Michigan fishing; disabled accessible fishing pier. Free parking is available at the south end of the Park - access from Erie Street.
  • Scout Lake Park* — Junction of State Highway 36 (Loomis Road) and Grange Avenue in the City of Greendale.

Ozaukee

  • Cedarburg Bog (Watts Lake) — Parking lot is located off State Highway 33, approximately 1 mile west of County Highway I. Walk the trail starting from the trailhead located on the west side of the parking lot. At the T-intersection of the walking trail take a left. At the V-intersection take a left to the fishing pier. The pier is about a 15-minute walk from the parking lot. The trail consists of hard-packed gravel and boardwalks. Note: the pier is located within the confines of the Cedarburg Bog, which is a state natural area. The presence of flies, mosquitoes, and other insects can be heavy at certain times of the year.

Racine

  • Echo Lake — Accessible fishing deck along the White River in Echo Lake Veterans Memorial Park located at State Highway 36 and Bridge Street in downtown Burlington.
  • Quarry Lake Park Pond* — Junction of County Highway MM (Green Bay Road) and State Highway 38 (Northwestern Avenue) in the Town of Mt. Pleasant.

Sheboygan

  • Beechwood Lake — Junction of County Highway A and Lake Ridge Drive in Beechwood. Just north of County Highway S.
  • Big and Littler Gerber Lakes — From State Highway 57, west on Gerber Lake Road for 3/4 mile.
  • Jetzers Lake — From State Highway 32, west on County Highway A for 2 1/4 miles to site.
  • Memorial Park Pond* — Located in the Village of Howards Grove. From the intersection of State Highway 42 and North River Parkway, north on the Parkway for 1/4 mile. A small pier is located at the pond, which is across the footbridge just east of the Pigeon River.
  • Random Lake — From State Highway 57, take County Highway K west, then north into the Village of Random Lake. Continue straight onto Butler Street. Turn east on Lake Drive to park entrance.

Walworth

  • Ceylon Lagoon* — In Big Foot Beach State Park, east side of Lake Geneva. From downtown Lake Geneva, south on State Highway 120 approximately 1 1/2 miles. State Park sticker required for entry.
  • Cravath Lake — Parking located in Lot D, which is at the intersection of State Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 12 (Whitewater Street and Main Street) in downtown Whitewater. Follow the asphalt path to the fishing pier.
  • Delavan Lake — In Delavan Township Park located at the intersection of State Highway 50 and County Highway F. A fee is charged.
  • Millpond Park Pond* — Located just off Hwy G on the south side of the Village of East Troy.

Washington

  • Little Cedar — Located in Ackermanns Grove County Park. From State Highway 60, north County Highway Z for approximately 3 miles to park entrance.

Waukesha

  • Lac La Belle — Located in Memorial Park in downtown Oconomowoc.
  • Little Muskego Lake — Located in Idle Isle Park on the north side of the lake. From County Highway L, north on Martin Drive 1 1/2 miles to Hardtke Drive. South on Hardtke Drive to park entrance.
  • Lower Phantom Lake — Located in Phantom Glen Park. From County Highway ES, west on Andrews Street to park entrance.
  • Menomonee Park Pond* — In the Village of Menomonee Falls. From the intersection of State Highway 175 and State Highway 74, take 74 west for approximately 3 miles to Lannon Road. Go north on Lannon Road for approximately 1/2 mile to park entrance. Park fee charged.
  • Ottawa Lake — Located in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. From State Highway 67, west on County Highway ZZ for 1/3 mile to park entrance. State Park sticker required for entry.
  • Paradise Springs — Located in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. From downtown Eagle, west 1 mile on State Highway 59 to County Highway N, north on N for about 1/2 mile to site. State Park sticker required for entry. Artificial lures only. Open season January 1 to September 30.
  • Pewaukee Lake — Located in Nagawaukee County Park on the west side of the lake. From I-94, north on State Highway 83 for 1/8 mile, east on County Highway DR 1 1/2 miles, north on County Highway E to park entrance. Park fee is charged.

* Part of the Southeast Region Urban Fishing Program

Last revised: Friday January 03 2014