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DNR Fisheries AreasLodi Spring Creek Fishery Area

COVID-19 Update

On Friday, May 1 and at the direction of Gov. Evers, the department reopened state parks, forests and sites within the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway with special conditions. Four State Natural Areas remain closed: Parfrey's Glen, Pewits Nest, Gibraltar Rock and Dells of the Wisconsin River. All Wildlife Areas and Fisheries Areas are open. For more information, please visit the DNR's COVID-19 information webpage for the full list of conditions, including hours of operation, admission fees and more.

Bohlman Branch CreekThe Lodi Spring Creek Fishery Area consists of scattered parcels totaling approximately 53 acres of fee purchase land and 6 acres of easements. The fishery area stretches along Lodi Spring Creek from Goeres Park in the City of Lodi to about 2.5 miles downstream. A 21 acre parcel of this property provides access to Bohlman Branch, a tributary of Lodi Spring Creek. The property is used primarily for trout fishing because hunting opportunities are extremely limited due to the small size of the scattered parcels and proximity to homes.


Lodi Spring Creek Fishery Area is located in and adjacent to the city of Lodi. Lodi Spring Creek may be accessed within the city from Goeres Park, or from the DNR parking area located on Cty. Hwy. J immediately north of the city. There is also a parking area with walk-in access to Bohlman Branch located on Hwy. 60 on the east side of Lodi.


Angling opportunities

Excellent fishing opportunities for brown and rainbow trout exist on Bohlman Branch and Lodi Spring Creek, which are classified as Class II trout water.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - where permitted outside Lodi city limits; not on DNR easement lands
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brown and rainbow trout
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Snowmobiling (the FA hosts a portion of existing regional snowmobile trail)


Lodi Spring Creek Fishery Area is managed to:

  • protect and maintain the Class II trout stream designation and native brook trout populations;
  • enhance riparian zone vegetation to improve trout habitat;
  • manage for pre-settlement plant communities;
  • maintain existing infrastructure for trout stocking and habitat management activities;
  • provide a high-quality experience for trout anglers;
  • improve public access to the scattered units of this property, particularly for trout fishing; and
  • assess the potential for a mobility impaired trout fishing site on the fishery area.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
N3344 Stebbins Road.
Poynette WI 53955

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
N3344 Stebbins Road
Poynette WI 53955

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020