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DNR Fisheries AreasBeverly Lake Fishery Area

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.

Beverly Lake
Beverly Lake
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Beverly Lake Fishery Area includes a 16 acre lake which has a visually appealing lakeshore. There is a small, unimproved boat landing at Swift Creek. Upland areas consist of approximately 240 acres of aspen and mixed hardwoods.


Beverly Lake Fishery Area is 2 miles south of State Hwy 70 on County Hwy C, then 1 mile west on Ortwig Lane in Sawyer County. An unimproved dirt road leads north from Ortwig to Beverly Lake. T 38N, R 8W, section 16.


Angling opportunities

Lake fishing for northern pike, long-ear sunfish, and panfish; shore fishing along Beverly Lake for warm water species.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - muskellunge, northern pike, sunfish, bass, panfish, trout
  • Bird watching
  • Biking
  • Pets
  • Berry picking
  • Canoeing


Beverly Lake Fishery Area is managed for optimum sustained yield of Esocids and Swift Creek for optimum sustained yield of brook trout. Stream trout management consists of stocking an annual quota of yearling brook trout; a limited habitat maintenance program consisting of zoned stream bank brushing, brush bundles, and debris removal on 50% of the stream thread; periodic beaver control and beaver dam removal; vegetative management to select against aspen adjacent to Swift Creek; and periodic fishery evaluation surveys.

Forest game habitat management emphasizes vegetative diversity in the upland zone utilizing commercial timber harvest. There will be no intense development of any recreational facilities other than the fish-forest-game maintenance activities.

Interim forest management plan (2012) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
10220 State Road 27
Hayward WI 54843

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
10220 State Hwy 27
Hayward WI 54843

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020