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DNR Fisheries AreasPlover River Fishery Area

Plover River Fishery Area includes hardwood forests, cedar forests, lowlands, and spring ponds along Plover River in Marathon County.


Plover River Fishery Area stretches from County Hwy N to State Hwy 52 along the Plover River in Marathon County.


Angling opportunities

Wade fishing for trout and canoe fishing the spring ponds.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling trail
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - trout
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Berry picking
  • Canoeing


Plover River Fishery Area is managed to maintain the trout population in the Plover River.

Interim forest management plan (1981) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
5301 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau WI 54401

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017