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Chippewa Flowage
15,300 acres of premier fishing in Sawyer County.
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
over 92 miles of natural and scenic riverway.
Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area
scenic beauty and wild character in Iron County.
Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area
an island studded reservoir with truly wild flavor.
Wild Rivers
protected free-flowing rivers.
location in Wisconsin
Contact information
For information on the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area, contact:
Property manager
Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area
8770 County Highway J
Woodruff, WI 54568
715-356-5211 ext. 248

Oneida County emergency: 911
Oneida County non-emergency: 715-361-5100

Northern Highland American Legion State Forest
Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area
Nature and wildlife

The Willow Flowage supports a diversity of aquatic plants, fish, and wildlife. White-tailed deer, bear, ruffed grouse, ducks, eagles, loons and even wolves roam the area. There are currently 10 nesting pairs of ospreys on the flowage that provide lucky visitors with dramatic fishing displays from April through October.


The forests surrounding the Willow Flowage provide for an abundant variety of wildlife species including songbirds, ruffed grouse, woodcock, white-tailed deer, black bears, wolves and butterflies. The waters of the flowage provide habitat for many species of waterfowl, bald eagles, ospreys, common loons and herons. There are numerous opportunities to observe and enjoy the wildlife in a remote and wild setting, but please remember to observe from a distance. In particular, to minimize disturbance make sure to stay at least 100 yards away from eagle, osprey and loon nests.

Hunting and trapping

All lands are open for hunting only during the scheduled seasons and with the appropriate licenses. Ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare and white-tailed deer are the primary game species. Trappers can find beaver, muskrat, otter, raccoon, fisher and mink on the property. Please review the most current regulations before you hunt or trap. Firearms must be cased and unloaded while in or within 100 yards of designated campsites.


An accessible nature trail is located 1/4 mile north of the dam on Willow Dam Road. A paved parking lot provides access to the trail which includes over one mile of crushed-granite surface and another mile of mowed trail out to Indian Shack Point. Interpretive signs and benches are located along the trail. Walk-in access is available to campsites 1 through 4 via the nature trail.


Due to nesting loons and water fowl, leashes are required on the flowage from April 1 until July 1 each year. In addition, dogs must be prevented from damaging the fragile shorelines and banks at campsites. If any damage occurs due to dogs, owners may receive citations or be held liable for repair costs.

Last revised: Monday February 03 2014