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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.

Smith Pond Fishery Area is a class 2 and 3 trout stream also considered an "Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest" (ASNRI). The property includes emergent wet meadow wetland, forested wetland, lowland shrub wetland, and cultural sites.


Smith Pond Fishery Area is located in Jackson County, Hixton Township; T 22N, R 5W, sections 29 and 30.


Angling opportunities

Shore and wading for trout. Category 2 trout regulation - bag limit 5, minimum size 7 inches (all species).

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - - bear, deer, turkey, and small game
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brook and brown trout
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking


Smith Pond Fishery Area is managed for trout fishing and habitat, hunting, and trapping.

Interim forest management plan (2016) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

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

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020