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DNR Fisheries AreasHulburt Creek Fishery Area

Hulburt Creek Fishery Area includes a class 1 brook trout stream and class 2 brown trout stream, significant wetland areas, some upland souther hardwoods, and natural area. Hulburt Creek is a codified Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW). The fishery area is a unique cold water ecosystem in soutwest Wisconsin that includes Tamaracks, massive White Pines, sandstone outcroppings and waterfall, along with remnant Ice Age fauna in the glens.


Hulburt Creek Fishery Area starts at the State Hwy 12 bridge in Wisconsin Dells, Sauk County (T 13N, R 6E, section 9) and proceeds upstream to headwater springs in Juneau County (T 14N, R 6E, section 31).


Angling opportunities

shore trout fishing

Recreational Opportunities

The fishing easement areas are basically restricted to fishing and associated activities only; the fee title lands may be used as shown below:

  • Hunting - deer, turkey, small game, & waterfowl
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - trout
  • Bird watching
  • Pets
  • Berry picking


Hulbert Creek Fishery Area is managed to protect this important class 1 brook trout fishery, manage the trout fishery as only a class 1 brook trout fishery, provide public access, improve unique associated bottomland and upland environment, provide for hunting opportunities, and accommodate other compatible outdoor recreational use.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
1500 N Johns Street
Dodgeville WI 53533

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017