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South Shore of Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area

DNR Fisheries Areas

The South Shore of Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area was created in 1992 to preserve a large, self-sustaining anadromous fishery. The goal of the project is to enhance the stream and coastal habitats to benefit flora and fauna associated with these specific areas. The project also provides public recreation and education opportunities.

The Fish and Wildlife Area spans six distinct watersheds, including Fish Creek, Sioux River, Pikes Creek, Cranberry River, Flag River and Iron River, along with their associated coastal wetlands. More than 50 percent of the total self-sustaining anadromous fishery on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior is included within the boundaries of the South Shore of Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area.

Location/Directions

South Shore of Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area includes various properties close to the shores of Lake Superior and along streams feeding into Lake Superior in Bayfield County.

Activities

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling trail
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching

Objective

South Shore of Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area is managed to enhance the stream and coastal habitats and provide public recreation and education opportunities.

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager
Department of Natural Resources
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
715-392-7990