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McKenzie Creek Fish and Wildlife Area

McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area is located in north central Washburn County on Highway F one mile east of Highway K. The property is 160 acres along with trout stream easements downstream to the Namekagon River. Access is available on Highway F at a parking lot at the south east corner of the property or off Mack Lake Road one half mile to the north of Highyway F.

Trout stream and spring ponds with alder swamp and sedge meadow associated wetlands, along with aspen, swamp hardwood and swamp conifer make up the habitat of McKenzie Springs.


This property was purchased in 1962 to protect and manage the coldwater fish resources of McKenzie Creek along with its tributaries and springs, and provide public hunting, fishing and other recreational opportunities.

Numerous habitat projects have been conducted on McKenzie Creek to benefit the brook trout populations, and timber sales have been conducted on the uplands.


The McKenzie Creek Fish and Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing

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Last revised: Monday February 20 2017