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Spring CreekSpring Creek Fishery Area is a 72.73-acre property located approximately 1.6 miles north of Hertel in Burnett County. It is comprised of a mix of aspen stands, northern hardwoods, swamp hardwoods, black spruce, lowland brush and a spring pond. Spring Creek Springs is the headwaters of Spring Creek which flows north into the Yellow River. Spring Creek is classified as Class I trout water.

The original 42.73 acres of Spring Creek Fishery area was purchased in 1967 with an additional 30 acres being added in 1987.


To reach the Fishery Area, travel north on County Hwy X .5 mile and turn east on Larrabee Road. Travel .7 miles and turn north onto the access easement and drive .4 miles to the parking lot at the south end of the property.


Angling opportunities

Anglers can gain access to Spring Creek by carry in access, walking along shore and kayak. The primary species sought by anglers is brook trout. See: Trout stream information, classifications, maps etc.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing - brook trout
  • Hunting - deer, bear, turkey, waterfowl, small game
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Wild edibles/gathering


The primary management goal is to protect the trout habitat of Spring Creek, its tributaries and springs. Upland habitat is managed to protect the spring pond and creek while providing wildlife habitat, timber values and compatible outdoor recreational opportunities. Timber sales are the primary management method for upland habitats. Almost annual stocking of fingerling size brook trout provides angling opportunities for sportsmen.


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020