Mecan River Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
All of the properties within the Mecan River Fishery Area are located in southwest Waushara County and northwest Marquette County. The headwaters of all 4 streams originate in Waushara County and flow south or southeast. Wedde Creek is a tributary to Chaffee Creek, while Chaffee and Little Pine Creeks are direct tributaries to the Mecan River. The Mecan River System is a major tributary of the Fox River watershed in the Lake Michigan drainage.
The vegetative cover of the uplands is rich with diversity from lowland brush and woodlands to upland forests and grasslands. Additionally, many old agricultural fields have been abandoned and are reverting to natural vegetation; others have planted into pine plantations, converted into native prairies, or continued to be farmed in share-crop agreements. This unique mix of woods, water and fields provide prime habitat for a variety of game and non-game species as well offering a pleasant satisfaction to all who visit this natural and beautiful area.
Portions of the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail traverse through the fishery area with the occasional loop providing a structured and safe trail, allowing the casual hiker enjoy what the area has to offer. Recreational opportunities are a year round occurrence and seemingly endless, from fishing and hunting to canoeing and snowshoeing. There exists numerous parking areas scattered about the entire stretch of the property providing ample access points.
There are 36 parking lots located along the Mecan River System. Most of these are small areas designed to accommodate 10 cars or less.
The Mecan River Fishery Area is located in central Wisconsin about 35 miles southeast of Stevens Point.
brown and rainbow trout
For questions and comments contact:
Department of Natural Resources
427 E Tower Drive
Wautoma, WI 54982