Little Wolf River Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
The Little Wolf River Fishery Area includes the Little Wolf River as well as parcels of state lands on Bradley, Comet, Flume, Jackson, and Spaulding Creeks. These lands were purchased to preserve and enhance these streams, the fishery in them, the wildlife habitat on the surrounding uplands, and the natural scenic beauty of the area.
The entire watershed contains numerous Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW) and Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW). The Upper Little Wolf State Natural Area is located in section 2 of the Town of Alban in Portage County. It covers 33 acres and was designated a natural area in 2008. It features the upper part of the Little Wolf River, a clear, hard water trout stream flowing through a northern mesic hardwood forest. The Bradley Creek Swamp Conifer State Natural Area covers 21 acres in section 13 of the Town of Alban in Portage County. It was designated in 2008 as a state natural area and highlights Bradley Creek a clear, hard water trout stream flowing through a stand of balsam fir, white pine and hemlock with a diverse understory. The Flume Creek Cedars State Natural Area is found in section 36 of the Town of Alban and was established as a natural area in 2008. It covers 138 acres of dense white cedar and balsam fir swamp. Flume Creek, a clear trout stream flows through the area. The Little Wolf River State Natural Area is a 161 acre natural area located in section 20 of the Town of Harrison in Waupaca County. The area contains an unaltered stretch of the Little Wolf River in an unfragmented block of northern wet-mesic forest. The natural area was donated to the State of Wisconsin in 2002 by Jerry and Jill Martin. The Jackson Creek Woods State Natural Area is located in section 4 of Harrison Township in Waupaca County. It covers 123 acres and was designated in 2008. It contains northern wet-mesic and northern mesic forest along the banks of Jackson Creek.
Scattered parcels of the Little Wolf River Fishery Area can be found throughout the Town of Alban in northeast Portage County and the Towns of Harrison and Wyoming in northwest Waupaca County.