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Willow Creek Fishery Area (Richland and Sauk Counties)

DNR Fisheries Areas

Willow Creek Fishery Area includes a class 2 trout stream, significant associated wetlands area, and very little uplands. Willow Creek is codified as an Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW).


Willow Creek Fishery Area starts at the junction with the Pine River in Richland County (T 9N, R 2E, section 7), and proceeds upstream to headwater springs in Sauk County (T 11N, R 3E, section 6).


Angling opportunities

Shore trout fishing

Recreational Opportunities

The fishing easement areas are basically restricted to fishing and associated activities only; the fee title lands may be used as shown below:

  • Hunting - deer, turkey, small game, & waterfowl
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - trout fishing with special regdulations
  • Bird watching
  • Pets
  • Berry picking


Willow Creek Fishery Area is managed to maintain and improve the cold water environment and wetlands, improve the trout fishery to a class 1 fishery, provide public access to this fishery, provide for hunting opportunities, and accommodate other compatible outdoor recreational use.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
1500 N Johns Street
Dodgeville WI 53533


Ocooch Creeks Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Southeast Wisconsin Chapter Trout Unlimited [exit DNR]
Richland County Land Conservation Department [exit DNR]
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) [exit DNR]