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DNR Fisheries AreasEast (Lotus) Lake Fishery Area

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East (Lotus) LakeThe East (Lotus) Lake Fishery Area is a 30.5 acre property located in Polk County. It consists of marshy lake shore, lotus beds, wooded uplands, and open field areas.


The East (Lotus) Lake Fishery Area is 2 miles southeast of Dresser. From County Hwy MM turn east on 90th Avenue. There is a parking lot off 90th Avenue on the north end of the property.

Adjacent to the Fishery Area is the 18 acre Polk County Lotus Park [exit DNR] which includes fishing boat access, hiking trails, picnic area, playground, shelter, and restrooms.


Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - deer, squirrels, and turkeys
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - northern pike, large mouth bass, panfish, carp
  • Bird watching


The East (Lotus) Lake Fishery Area is managed to protect the lotus beds as they are the only ones in the area, and the primary spawning area on the lake.

Interim forest management plan (1985) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
127 South 4th Street
Barron WI 54812
715-637-6866 (desk)
715-651-0204 (cell)

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
941 Mallard Lane, #104
Balsam Lake WI 54810

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020