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Sand Creek Fishery Area (Polk and Burnett Counties)

DNR Fisheries Areas

Sand Creek
Sand Creek Fishery Area is a 1,526-acre property located in southeast Burnett County (Roosevelt Township) and northeast Polk County (Lorain Township), approximately 12 miles southeast of Siren. Best access can be gained by taking 330th or 340th Ave. east of County Hwy E to the parking areas provided.

Sand Creek has a nice diversity of habitat types, including aspen, northern hardwoods, oak, pine, old fields, forest openings, and lowland grass and brush, along with two high-quality trout streams running through the property.

The Sand Creek Fishery Area was created by state land purchases in 1952 to both protect high-quality trout habitat on Sand and Ore Creeks and to manage a habitat used by deer for winter yarding. Numerous trails have been created through logging operations over the years, and are gated and bermed to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences.

Location/Directions

Sand Creek Fishery Area straddles the county line between Polk and Burnett Counties. Best access can be gained by taking 330th or 340th Ave. east of County Hwy E to the parking areas provided.

Activities

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking
  • Snowshoeing

Objective

Sand Creek Fishery Area is managed for high-quality brown trout habitat.

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801
715-635-4022

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801
715-635-4095

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
810 W Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801
715-635-4091