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With the upcoming Labor Day weekend, summer is slowly coming to an end with migrations underway, spots fading on whitetail fawns and some tinges of early colors showing up. But there is still time to enjoy what remains of summer with some very good weather in the forecast for at least the first half of the holiday weekend.
Water levels on Northwoods lakes, rivers and streams remain a bit high, but levels have been slowly dropping with the relatively dry weather of the last week. The Wisconsin River has peaked and is dropping in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway and some sandbars are returning.
Fishing success has been pretty good on waters across the Northwoods, with musky again the highlight of the week. Action continued to be generally good with anglers reporting quite a few sightings, follows and strikes, and many catches have also been made. Action for both largemouth and smallmouth bass has been sporadic this week, but northern pike action has been good, as the cooling water temperatures favor this species. Walleye action has remained generally slow, with many of the anglers having given up until the fall patterns set in but panfish activity has been fair with some decent crappie and bluegill found suspended around deeper water cover.
Along Green Bay, some perch and walleye were caught from Pensuakee to Oconto along the west shore. Anglers continued to target walleyes in the lower bay but saw a little bit of a drop off from action seen last month. Action picked up along the Door County peninsula for both walleye and bass with some very large smallmouth bass caught in recent days. The yellow perch bite has also been very good for anglers fishing the edges of the Sturgeon Bay shipping channel. Good numbers of mature chinook salmon were reported on both the bay and Lake Michigan side.
On Lake Michigan, strong west winds this past week brought cooler water along the shoreline. Anglers were having some success trolling near the Ahnapee and Kewaunee rivers. Chinook and rainbows were the most consistent catch out of Manitowoc, with an occasional coho and lake or brown trout. In Milwaukee the colder water along the lakefront brought schools of alewives back to shallow water and a handful of large kings were landed by anglers fishing off piers. Trollers out of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha reported a mixed bag made up mostly chinook, but a few brown and lake trout and coho salmon as well.
Many hunting seasons are either open or close to opening. Over the Labor Day weekend, hunters can indulge in early teal, mourning dove and Canada goose hunting and the archery and crossbow deer season openers are only a couple of weeks away. Bear season starts in less than a week as well. Bear sightings are up this year and many hunters are getting good visitation to their baits.
Most fawns are nearly out of spots now and can be seen feeding in fields and timber sales in the early evening. Whitetail buck antlers are still in velvet but that will not be the case for long. The acorn drop has started and looks to be a bumper crop.
Wild rice is ripening and the duck population is increasing dramatically in the rice beds. Wildflowers species blooming include many species of aster, goldenrod, sunflowers and blazing star. Joe-pye weed, meadowsweet and steeplebush are blooming in the wetlands. Monarchs have hatched and are covering the meadows. This is the flight that will move south for the winter.
September 9 - The Friends of Cherokee Marsh are continuing our project to stop the spread of phragmites that is threatening the populations of diverse native sedges, grasses, and flowers in the Cherokee Marsh State Natural Area . We need volunteers to help bundle, cut, and treat the stalks of phragmites. Check the State Natural Areas Volunteer Program page of the DNR website for details. - Jared Urban, conservation biologist, Dane. - Jared Urban, conservation biologist, Dane
Spooner DNR Service Center area
Crex Meadows State Wildlife - Summer is slowly coming to an end, with evidence of migration underway. Bird species have fledged their nests and are gathering in larger groups preparing for migration. Large flocks of red-winged blackbirds, common nighthawks, turkey vultures and crows are being seen. Sandhills are beginning to flock in fields. Swan cygnets are full-grown and flying, and can be observed in several places throughout the wetlands of Crex. Mudflats have formed on Refuge Extension along Main Dike Road, and shorebirds are present. Greater yellowlegs and least sandpipers have been observed, others should be present. Great blue herons, sandhill cranes and many species of ducks are also using this area. The wild rice is ripening here and the duck population is increasing dramatically in the rice beds. Wildflowers species include many species of aster, goldenrod, sunflowers and blazing star. Joe-pye weed, meadowsweet and steeplebush are blooming in the wetlands, and biden species are beginning to bloom. Monarchs have hatched and are covering the meadows. This is the flight that will move south for the winter. - Kristi Pupak, natural resources educator
Park Falls DNR Service Center area
Upper Chippewa Basin fisheries report (Price, Rusk, Sawyer Taylor and inland Ashland and Iron counties) - With some relatively stable and dry weather in the last week, fishing success has been pretty good on waters across the Northwoods. Musky seem to have been the highlight of the week and action continued to be generally good. Most anglers are reporting quite a few sightings, follows and strikes, and many catches have also been made. Most of the musky have been in the 28 to 38-inch size but a few in the mid-40-inch range have also been reported. Large-size artificial baits have provided most of the action and some of the favorite lures have included stick baits, double-bladed bucktails, and bulldawgs. The musky have been found in a variety of locations - including the less-dense weed beds, the deeper weed edges, and some even suspended in the deeper water areas. Action for both largemouth and smallmouth bass has been sporadic, with smallmouth being most active on the local flowages and larger rivers. The smallies have been found near cover around deeper water areas, with the successful baits being plastic finesse lures and spinner baits. Largemouth action showed a little more consistency in the past week, with most of the fish being found in the mid-depth areas around cover and in the weed beds. The shallow top-water bite never really developed this summer and it seemed the largemouth have been holding around cover in 3 to 5 feet of water. Soft plastics and jig/craw combinations have continued to be the more successful baits. Northern pike action has been good, as the cooling water temperatures favor this species. Some good success has been found on spinner baits casted along the mid-depth weed edges. Walleye action has remained generally slow, with many of the anglers having given up until the fall patterns set in. Panfish activity has been fair - some decent crappie and bluegill have been found suspended around deeper water cover, and rock bass being found just about everywhere else! Water levels in the local lakes, rivers and streams remain a bit high, and levels have been slowly dropping with the relatively dry weather of the last week. Flowages are near their normal levels as most of the dams have had to open gates to pass the excess water that resulted from the earlier heavy rains. Water temperatures are hovering in the low 70s. Wild rice was ripening on some Northwoods waters, and the rice crop has been observed to be quite variable waters within the area. - Skip Sommerfeldt, senior fisheries biologist, Park Falls
Flambeau River State Forest - The Flambeau ATV/UTV trails are in good condition. Reconstruction has started on the 1.6-mile section of the Tuscobia trail that washed out just east of Winter. Hiking Trails are open throughout the forest. Folks are out enjoying the weather, camping, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Be prepared with bug repellant or appropriate clothing. Mosquitoes aren't bad but the gnats are out. Nights have been in the high 40s and low 50s. Anglers on the lakes and rivers report catfish are biting, and bass and walleye action is picking up. The water levels are a bit higher than usual this time of year due to the precipitation received. People have been floating the river and enjoying the ride. River campsites are being used more heavily. Starting Sept. 3 Lake Sturgeon fishing is open through Sept. 30. The elk are still spread throughout the forest but the bulls and cows are getting together. Soon the forest will be filled with the bugling of the bull elk and the cows will be responding. A forest visitor spotted four cows and three calves along Hwy. W. Two big bull elk have been the center of attention in the south east section of the forest. They have been very visible. The deer fawns seem to be healthy and growing and seem to be plentiful. Whitetail buck antlers are still in velvet. There seems to be a good rabbit population this year. The male hummingbirds are flying south but the females are still here. Marsh plants are starting to fade and the forest floor is fading also, with the ferns turning brown with an occasional red leaf visible in the canopy. Goldenrods and ragweed are in full blossom. Goldenrod is a good plant for the pollinators but ragweed is a problem for folks with allergies. Early apples are falling and gardens are producing. Wild rice is ripening and nighthawks are migrating. The weather forecast for this week looks great. Cool nights, clear skies, sunny days through Saturday. Late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday has a chance of rain. Sept. 3. accompany Laine Stowell, DNR elk biologist, in the field as he checks for bugling bull elk on the forest and learn about the soon to arrive Kentucky Elk, RSVP at 715-332-5271 ext. 101 or 111. Meet at the Flambeau River State Headquarters at 6 a.m. on Sept. 3 all bright eyed and bushy tailed. - Judy Freeman, visitor services associate
Woodruff DNR Service Center area
Oneida County - We are beginning to see signs of fall bird migrations. Nighthawks have been observed in the late afternoon flying in large groups around Eagle River, Lake Tomahawk, Rhinelander and other spots. Common nighthawks can be identified by looking for dark birds with skinny pointed wings with a white bar across their primary feathers. Great egrets have been spotted at the Willow flowage and at the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area (Manitowish Waters). On Tuesday, bird watchers observed between 10-20 of the white colored great egrets on the Vista flowage, Powell Marsh. - Michele Woodford, wildlife biologist, Woodruff
Northern Lake Michigan fisheries team report
This report is for the week of August 21-27. Angling pressure was low the past week due in part to the weather with rain and wind on the week end.
Marinette County - Reports of some nice bluegill being caught below the dam at Peshtigo using crawler chunks drifted in the current seams. Very few anglers were on the Peshtigo River this past week so little information is available. Little River continues to produce some nice brown and rainbow trout on the Trout Bar trolling spoons in 30 feet of water. Reports of perch being caught around the mouth of Little River cannot be verified. The Menominee River continues to produce some nice walleye and smallmouth for anglers trolling, casting and jigging with live bait and hardware. - Kevin King, fisheries technician, Peshtigo
Oconto County - Bluegill and crappie are still being caught in good numbers below the dam at Stiles on the Oconto River. Worms and crawler chunks fished with a slip bobber or a crappie rig is working well. Crappie anglers are using minnows and slip bobbers fishing in the vicinity of the pilings. Reports of some perch and walleye being caught from the Landing at Pensuakee to Oconto Park II. Trolling and jigging has been producing some walleye in 9 to 27 feet of water. Perch are being caught in 9 to 12 feet of water adjacent to weed beds, the bite has been hit and miss. Some smallmouth, pike and catfish are being caught on the lower Oconto using hardware and live bait. - Kevin King, fisheries technician, Peshtigo
Fishing pressure remained high out of Geano Beach despite many anglers reporting minimal success. Those targeting walleye averaged two to five fish per boat; however, many of those were in the 28-plus range. Anglers reported many of these fish were caught in 12-18 feet of water while trolling crawler harnesses. Strong winds this week brought many anglers off the water early. Musky anglers reported finding it too difficult to cast as winds created a harsh chop on the bay. Anglers targeting yellow perch found little success this week as many came home empty handed. Some additional reported catches were: freshwater drum and channel catfish. Anglers were recording water temperatures in the mid-to-low 70s and water clarity around 1-2 feet. - Krystina Hlavacek, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Brown County - Fishing pressure remained high on the Suamico, but anglers struggled to catch target species. Many walleye anglers reported marking fish between 16-20 feet of water but could not get any to bite. They explored crawler harnesses, crank baits, trolling and jigging with no luck. Anglers targeting yellow perch experienced similar struggles with the few fish being caught considered undersized. A few musky anglers were interviewed with one 45-inch catch reported. Other reported catches included: freshwater drum, white perch, white bass and channel catfish. Water temperatures were in the mid-to-low 70s with water clarity around 1-2 feet. Fishing pressure on the Fox River from the Metropolitan boat launch in Green Bay remained low. Anglers pursuing both walleye and yellow perch did not find much success. However, they did report catching channel catfish, freshwater drum and white perch. This week saw a decrease in the pressure from pleasure boaters as weather conditions were poor. Fishing pressure on the Fox River was fairly low with most pressure coming from shore anglers. Many shore anglers reported they were not targeting a specific species and catches included: largemouth bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, white bass and freshwater drum. Most success was found on live bait on a bottom rig and small spinners. No interviews were obtained from anglers that launched at various ramps along the Fox. Water temperatures were in the mid-70s with water clarity very low. - Krystina Hlavacek, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Fishing pressure was moderate to high again on Bayshore Park despite the less than perfect weather. Anglers were primarily targeting walleyes and saw a little bit of a drop off then we have been seeing from the past month. Anglers were catching about two to three walleyes per boat with only one or two being legal fish. Yellow perch anglers found little to no success with a few anglers catching 3-4 fish. Other fish species being caught were: white perch, channel catfish, freshwater drum, white bass, and round gobies. Water temperatures were in the mid to low 70s and water clarity was about 3 feet. - Derek Apps, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Door County - Fishing picked up this past week throughout the Door County peninsula and a good number of mature chinook salmon have been caught. Finding pockets of cold water has been key for locating baitfish and feeding salmon. Anglers have been reporting water temperatures near 60 degrees with scattered pockets of colder water that have been around 45 degrees. These cooler pockets have been associated with deep currents which have made it more difficult to determine trolling speed and direction for proper lure action. Anglers targeting chinook salmon on Lake Michigan should continue to have good action and as mature chinook salmon begin their physiological transition prior to the fall spawn, salmon will begin to migrate to their natal rivers. Walleye and bass fishing on Green Bay has been very good and some very large smallmouth bass (up to 6 pounds) have been caught in recent days. Both Walleye and smallmouth bass anglers have been reporting the best bite in 20-35 feet of water. The yellow perch bite has also been very good and a good number of anglers have been fishing the edges of the Sturgeon Bay shipping channel and finding large schools of Perch. - Lucas Koenig, fisheries technician, Sturgeon Bay
Fishing pressure was down this week at Little Sturgeon Bay due to the rains throughout the week. Anglers did report catching some good numbers of walleyes. The best technique to get the walleyes to bite was aggressive snap jigging. Along with walleyes anglers were catching a few yellow perch with one anglers bringing home 10 nice sized perch right from the docks. Other fish species caught were northern pike, freshwater drum, white perch, white bass, smallmouth bass, round gobies and channel catfish. Water temperatures were in the mid 70s and water clarity was around 6 feet. - Derek Apps, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Kewaunee County - Strong West winds early this past week brought cooler water along the Kewaunee County shoreline. Anglers were having success trolling shallow near the mixing waters of Lake Michigan with turbid waters of the Ahnapee and Kewaunee Rivers. Once the lake calmed later in the week, fish became scattered and anglers were reporting a good bite from 60-150 feet of water. Although the bite has been inconsistent, fishing has been fairly good in both Algoma and Kewaunee this past week. - Lucas Koenig, fisheries technician, Sturgeon Bay
Manitowoc County - The water is starting to cool down near shore but fishing is still inconsistent. Spoons seem to be the most productive for anglers on the lake. Chinook and rainbows are the most consistent catch with an occasional coho, laker or brown. Some fish are being caught in shallower water less than 40 feet but mixed results are coming from various depths. Pier anglers are catching a few fish in the mornings but action has been generally slow. Look for action to pick up as the fall run approaches. - Benjamin Thome, fisheries technician, Mishicot
Peshtigo DNR Service Center area
Marinette County - Cool nights have deer moving around a bit more. This has lead to an uptick in car-deer collisions. Drivers need to be especially cautious during low light conditions. A few small flocks of geese have been seen using newly cut hayfields. Early season goose, teal, and mourning dove season all open this week (Sept 1) and the cold mornings forecasted may give hunters a great way to start their season. Most fawns are nearly out of spots now and can be seen feeding in fields and timber sales in the early evening. Bear season starts in less than a week as well. Bear sightings are up this year and many hunters are getting good visitation to their baits. A lot can change in a week though, so don't be discouraged if the bear you are patterning moves on at the last minute as corn, acorns, and other bait sites become available and there is increased hunter activity in the woods. Citizens still have the opportunity to take part in Operation Deer Watch by recording their deer sightings through the month of September and submitting their data. Check out the DNR website for more information. - Aaron McCullough, wildlife technician, Wausaukee
Green Bay DNR Service Center area
Manitowoc County - Labor Day Weekend is here and there is a lot to do! Fishermen can still go to all of the lakes and find fish around the county. With cooler temperatures, water temperatures are decreasing and fish are becoming more active. Good sized bluegills are being caught throughout the county. Many native summer plants and insect species are still out and can be seen along paths and trails. Running and biking trails are in good shape and cooler days are creating great conditions to get out and about. Many hunting seasons are either open or close to opening. Over the Labor Day Weekend, hunters can indulge in early teal, mourning dove and Canada goose hunting. We are also only a couple of weeks away from the archery and crossbow deer season openers! - Jake Bolks, conservation warden, Mishicot
Wautoma DNR Service Center area
Waupaca County - Nighthawks are currently staging and will be gone in a week or two. Blackberry crop is now past peak but still excellent. Geese flocked up and feeding in wheat stubble fields. Flocks of woodducks starting to buzz around in low light times. Fawns have almost lost their spots and look like smaller copies of mom. Saw one buck this week and he still had velvet on his antlers, will not be the case for long. Acorn crop has started and looks to be a bumper crop. Trout streams look great but have heard no recent fishing report. Some trees in swamps have started to change colors a little bit. Looks to be a great weather forecast for the weekend. - Karl Kramer, wildlife technician, Wautoma
Milwaukee DNR Service Center area
Southern Lake Michigan fisheries team report - Compiled from creel clerks by Cheryl Masterson and Jeffrey Zinuticz, fisheries technicians, Milwaukee
Sheboygan County - There were reports of people catching chinook earlier this week on both piers and by the Eighth Street bridge over the Sheboygan River. Saturday was cooler and rainy; no fish were seen caught from either pier in the morning, but a couple chinook were reported caught from North pier in the afternoon on spoons. No boats were interviewed on Saturday. Sunday was sunny and warmer weather. There was high fishing pressure all around. There were a few coho and chinook caught from the piers; most were on the smaller side, but one coho was 12 pounds. It was overall a slower day on the piers with most anglers not catching anything. The boats did okay. They were catching mostly rainbows, some lake trout and chinook, and a couple coho.
Ozaukee County - Last Saturday was cool and rainy all day and the water was quite choppy. Very few boats were out, and none were interviewed. A few anglers fished from north pier on Saturday morning and caught a few smaller chinook. Coal Dock Park had very high fishing pressure and many brown trout were caught; most were small ones around 2 pounds but a couple larger ones were caught too. Sunday brought warm and sunny weather. Fishing was slow overall. A couple small brown trout were caught by Coal Dock Park, but not nearly as many as Saturday. Some boats caught a couple chinook, but many came in with nothing.
Milwaukee County - In Milwaukee the surface water temperature on the lake side of McKinley Pier was 52-56 degrees at the start of the week. The colder water along the lakefront brought schools of alewives back to shallow water. A handful of large kings were landed by anglers fishing off the pier for the early morning bite and the late evening bite. Glow in the dark spoons and silver Kastmasters have produced. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught on alewives and shiners. The surface water temperature along the shoreline increased to 66-67 degrees over the weekend as northeast and southeast winds pushed the warmer water back to shore. Shore anglers under the Hoan Bridge continue to land rainbow trout (14-16 inches long), brown trout, and a few freshwater drum. Most of the rainbows were caught by anglers casting spoons, and the browns were caught on shiners under slip bobbers. A few nice size kings were landed on the Grant Park shoreline on Friday by anglers fishing with alewives. The catch rate on the Oak Creek Power plant fishing pier has been spotty due to shifting east and west winds and the fluctuating water temperature along the shoreline. One boat landed three kings (up to 17.5 pounds) while jigging white gulp on a 3/8 ounce darter jig head in the north gap. Another boat landed a king, a brown trout, and a lake trout while trolling in 60-100 feet of water in front of the water filtration plant. Another boat landed two kings (6-8 pounds) while trolling spoons in 40-50 feet of water off water filtration plant. A few large kings were landed by boats trolling in the Milwaukee River up to the Sail Loft Restaurant. Large fish were jumping in the mouth of the Milwaukee River according to anglers on the shoreline. One of the charter boats was one fish short of a four man limit on Sunday (rainbows, one coho, one king, and one brown) while trolling in 70-100 feet of water south of the Green Can Reef. A boat that launched from Bender Park landed a 9-pound coho, three browns, five steelhead, and one chinook Sunday morning while trolling in 60-65 feet of water straight out from the Bender harbor.
Racine County - Fishing was better this week for most Racine boaters fishing in 20-40 feet of water outside of the harbor. Kings made up most of the catches, but a few brown trout and coho salmon were caught as well. Anglers caught on average 4 king salmon. The kings were caught on crank baits, spoons, and j-plugs. Some anglers fished in deeper water, 80-120 feet, and caught mostly rainbows, some kings, and a few lake trout and coho salmon. The fish caught in deeper water were hooked on spoons, dodger/fly, or flasher/fly. Anglers caught on average seven fish and reported running their lures from near to bottom to 25 feet down from the surface. The water temperature in 20-40 feet was 62 degrees, and it was 72-74 in 80-120 feet. Shore anglers have been catching more king salmon off the piers than they did last week. Most of the kings caught were hooked in the early morning or late evening hours, however a few have caught in the afternoon. The hot lures have been glow in the dark spoons during low light periods and white plastic minnow jigs. A few brown trout and coho salmon have been caught as well. No anglers reported catching any perch. The water temperature along shore was 64 degrees.
Kenosha County - Not many boats fished out of Kenosha this week. The anglers that fished between 100-250 feet of water and caught between sero and four fish. Anglers reported catching lake trout, rainbow trout, king salmon, and coho salmon. The fish caught were caught on spoons, flasher/fly, and dodger/fly. A few anglers fished near the mouth of the Pike River in 15-30 feet of water and caught a few king salmon on spoons and crankbaits. The water temperature in 15-30 feet was 64 degrees, and the water temperature in 100-250 ranged from 72-76 degrees. Only a few king salmon were reported caught from the piers this week, and they were caught on spoons and white plastic jigs. Anglers fishing from shore this week caught some brown trout, rainbow trout, coho salmon, and king salmon. The rainbow trout caught were small (between 12-15 inches). A couple of king salmon were caught on the beach by the Pike River, as well as in the harbor. A few brown trout and coho salmon were also caught in the harbor. Anglers caught fish on spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, tube jigs, and white plastic minnow jigs. No perch were reported caught this week. The water temperature was 64 degrees.
Plymouth DNR Service Center area
Theresa Marsh State Wildlife Area - Hunting opportunities for mourning doves, early teal and early Canada geese are available at Theresa, Allenton and Jackson Marsh Wildlife Areas. Maps and other information is available on the DNR website. On Theresa Marsh the water level in the main pool above the marsh dam is still about 1 foot low. Access for canoe launching is okay at the three main access points into the marsh (North Pole Road, north end of the main dike via. a gravel road south of Hwy. 28, and the ditch below the Mohawk Road overlook parking lot). The water level will be brought up slowly during September to flood the drawn down areas and provide quality habitat for migrating birds. Users of Theresa Marsh are reminded that access into the two refuges is prohibited from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15. Viewing opportunities are excellent along Highway 28 just west of Interstate 41 for great blue herons, egrets, cormorants, sand hill cranes, wood ducks, Canada geese and other birds. - Tom Isaac, wildlife biologist, Hartford
Fitchburg DNR Service Center area
Columbia County - The fall migration is on for pelicans. Numerous large flocks are on their way south coming through the Wisconsin Dells/Portage area along the Wisconsin River. Some maple trees along the river are also starting to change color already. Hopefully not a sign of an early winter, but time will tell. Local flocks of Canada geese are feeding at harvested wheat fields. Very few if any corn fields have been harvested yet for the geese to start using. Fishing has been relatively slow, but there were a few reports of people catching a lot of white bass below the Dells dam. - Paul Nadolski, conservation warden, Portage
Janesville DNR Service Center area
Rock County - The panfish are still biting. Lake Leota in Evansville is the place to go to land some delicious bluegills. This lake offers great fishing opportunities for bass, panfish, and even some northern pike. Remember that the daily bag limit for panfish on this lake is only 10, and only three walleye 18 inches or greater may be kept. When you're out in the woods, keep an eye out for wild ginseng. Ginseng grows in shady wooded areas in some parts of Rock County. This herbaceous plant may be found with its bright red berries still attached. If the berries have fallen, the five leaflet structure of foliage can help to identify this elusive species. The tubers of wild ginseng can be harvested with a ginseng harvest license from Sept. 1 to Nov. 1. Ginseng cannot be harvested on public lands. More information and ginseng regulations area available on the DNR website. Staff remind outdoorsmen that Rock County has more than 19,000 acres of public land available for use. There are many hunting and fishing opportunities to be found all across the county. More information on the public land in Rock County can be found on the DNR website. When visiting these areas make sure to pick up any shell casings or trash that may have been left behind. Be sure to get out and enjoy the great recreational activities that Rock County has to offer. - Clark Delzer, conservation warden,
Wisconsin Rapids DNR Service Center area
Buckhorn State Park - For the holiday weekend there are six non-reservable first-come sites (five drive in and two tent only). All reservable sites are taken. There was not much algae around the park this past weekend. Now is the time to start sending in photos for the photo contest. Deadline is October 6. - Heather Wolf, park manager
Roche-A-Cri State Park - For the holiday weekend there are three non-reservable/1st come/1st served sites. All reservable sites are taken. Now is the time to start sending in photos for the photo contest. Deadline is October 6.Mark your calendar for the Friends of Roche-A-Cri sponsored Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 1-5 p.m. We will also have Universe in the Park that evening starting at 6:30 p.m. - Heather Wolf, park manager