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La Crosse River Fishery Area

DNR Fisheries Areas

The La Crosse River is a class 2 trout stream. Uplands consist of a mix of hardwoods, pine, and underbrush.


T 17N, R 3W, sections 4 and 5; T 18N, R 3W, sections 33 and 34.


Angling opportunities

shore and wading fishing

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking
  • Canoeing


La Crosse River Fishery Area is managed to protect the public trust, enhance coldwater fishery (game and non-game), and provide outdoor recreational opportunities.


For questions and comments contact:

Senior Fisheries Biologist
Bureau of Fisheries Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
3550 Mormon Coulee Rd.
La Crosse, WI 54601