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DNR Fisheries AreasBig Creek Fishery Area

Big Creek Fishery Area is a class 2 trout stream. The upland habitat consists of a mix of hardwoods, pine, and underbrush.


T 18N, R 3W, sections 4, 5, and 6 (County Hwy I and II)

T 19N, R 4W, sections 7, 17, and 18 (Acorn Avenue Parcel)

T 19N, R 4W, sections 20, 21, 27, and 28 (Cataract Parcel)


Angling opportunities

shore and wading fishing

Recreational Opportunities

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


Big Creek Fishery Area is managed to protect the public trust, enhance coldwater fishery (game and non-game), and provide outdoor recreational opportunities.

Interim forest management plan (2012) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017