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The 712 acre Yellow River Fishery Area has a class 1 trout stream and has areas with trout habitat improvement projects.

Wadeable trout fishing with shore accessibility make this a prime location for trout fishing. This stream meanders through property with lowlands, upland hardwoods, and upland grasslands.


Yellow River Fishery Area is located in Barron County on State Hwy 48, 4.5 miles east of Cumberland.


Angling opportunities

Anglers can expect to shore fish in some places or wade in the stream throughout the fishery area. Some fly fishing opportunities are available especially in the areas where habitat improvements were made. Brown trout are the dominant species with a few brook trout to be had.

Recreational Opportunities

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


The Yellow River Fishery Area is managed to improve trout habitat, sustain forests, and maintain grasslands.


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
127 South 4th Street
Barron WI 54812

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
127 South 4th Street
Barron WI 54812

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020