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DNR Fisheries AreasWashington Coulee Fishery Area

Washington Coulee Fishery Area includes a class 1 trout stream, forested wetland, emergent wet meadow wetland, and lowland shrub wetland and the waters are classified as "Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest" (ASNRI) and Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW).


Washington Coulee Fishery Area is located in Trempealeau and Jackson Counties; Ettrick Township (T 20N, R 7W, section 24) and Franklin Township (T 20N, R 6W, section 30).


Angling opportunities

Shore and wading for trout.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brook and brown trout
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking


Washington Coulee Fishery Area is managed for trout fishing and habitat (instream restoration work), hunting, and trapping.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
910 Hwy 54 East
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017