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Winding Creek Rearing Station

DNR Fisheries Areas

Winding Creek Rearing Station has one 38-acre fish rearing pond that is not open to the public. The rest of the 193 acre property consists of hardwood forest and some grasslands.


Winding Creek Rearing Station is 2.6 miles southeast of Colby in Marathon County. From State Hwy 13, take County Hwy N east for 2 miles, then south on Maple Road for 1 mile, then east on Blueberry Road for 1/2 mile.


Angling opportunities

No angling allowed.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - small game, turkey and deer
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing (no developed trails)
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Pets - dogs must be on a leash April 15 - August 15
  • Berry picking


The primary objective for the Winding Creek Rearing Station is to raise fish for stocking Wisconsin waters and protect water quality.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
910 Highway 54 E
Black River Falls, WI 54615