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DNR Fisheries AreasRush 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.

Rush Creek is a class 1 trout stream. Upland areas consists of a mix of hardwoods, pine, and underbrush.


T 11N, R 6W, sections 27, 28, 31, 32, & 34.


Angling opportunities

Shoreline and wading fishing.

Recreational Opportunities

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


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


For questions and comments contact:

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

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020