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DNR Fisheries AreasNorthfield Lakes (Beaver Creek) Fish Rearing Station

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Northfield Lakes (Beaver Creek) Fish Rearing Station
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Northfield Lakes Fish Rearing Station (Beaver Creek Rearing Station), includes Bill's Pond. Of the 598 acres, 37 acres have been developed into 2 fish rearing ponds. Northfield Lake was constructed in 1970 and has 33 surface acres formed by an earthen dike. Bill's Pond was constructed in 1977 and has 4 surface acres formed by an earthen dike. The fish rearing ponds are not open to the public. However, the grassland and hardwood forest are open to the public.


Northfield Lakes Fish Rearing Station is located in Jackson County, 2 miles north of the village of Northfield, adjacent to I-94. Take I-94 to State Hwy 121 (Northfield Exit), west on State Hwy 121 1/4 mile, north on County Hwy FF for 3 miles, right turn (east) on Gilbertson Road for 1/2 mile.


Angling opportunities

No angling allowed.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - stocked pheasant, small game, turkey, and deer
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing (no developed trails)
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Pets - Dogs must be on a leash April 15 - August 15
  • Berry picking


Northfield Lakes Fish Rearing Station is managed for fish rearing, water quality, and upland hunting.

Interim forest management plan (2016) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
910 Highway 54 E
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020