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Bean BrookThe Bean Brook Fishery Area complex consists of 1,728 acres among seven different parcels falling in two counties and four townships, mainly in east central Washburn County. The majority of the area is lowland alder, hardwood and conifer swamp with uplands a mix of aspen, mixed hardwood, pine, and upland brush. Bean and Little Bean Brook and Mackay Creek streams meander through the various pieces of the property.


The largest, main body of the Bean Brook Fishery Area is located in Bass Lake Township, Washburn County, and north of County Hwy E. Parking lots for this area are located on Fire Lane Road, the end of Nobel Road and on County Hwy E.


Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking
  • Snowshoeing


Bean Brook Fishery Area is managed to protect the trout waters of the various streams and springs in the area and provide fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreational pursuits.


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020