Lower Mud Lake Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
This wetland is extensive and has long met the life history and spawning needs of native northern pike populations. It represents a significant pass through area for walleye migrating to spawning riffles upstream. Waterfowl flock to the Lower Mud Lake Fishery Area as resting, feeding, and nesting grounds during spring and fall migrations.
Access to the Lower Mud Lake Fishery Area is practicably restricted to access by water. From the Village of McFarland, access is from the Jaeger Landing off of Exchange Street, south of the outlet of Lake Waubesa on US Hwy 51. Access can also be had from the property's south side via a county easement east of the bridge on Dryeson Road. From either direction, the rocky nature of the Yahara River restricts access to small, shallow draft boats or canoe and kayak. Hidden Farm Road dead-ends on the property's eastern edge south from Elvehjem Road.
No overnight camping or fires are allowed. Signage indicates permitted and prohibited uses.
For questions and comments contact:
Department of Natural Resources
3911 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg WI 53711