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Andrew Krakow Public Access and Fishery Area

DNR Fisheries AreasUpper Fox River Public Access

Andrew Krakow Memorial Public Fishing Area in Montello is one of several DNR properties included in the Upper Fox River Public Access group of properties along the Upper Fox River.

The department initiated a refurbishment project in 2012 which is due to be finished in late 2014. The project is scoped to install a new dual boat launch on Buffalo Lake, a fish passageway into Buffalo Lake, two fishing piers (one below the dam and one above the dam), a canoe portage and a concrete walking path. Picnic benches and chairs will also be installed near the fish passageway as a memorial for fallen Conservation Officer Andy Krakow.


Andrew Krakow Memorial Public Fishing Area is located in Montello Wisconsin between State Highway 22 and Buffalo Lake.


Angling opportunities

boat launch and shore fishing

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Trapping
  • Hiking (no designated trails)
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trails)
  • Canoeing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking

Note: On Upper Fox River Public Access properties there is walk-in access only; no motorized vehicles, no open fires (campfires), and no camping. These rules are intended to preserve the historic and scenic qualities of the river and area.


The Upper Fox River Public Access properties are managed to protect and enhance the natural resources associated with the Fox River, while providing river access, boat access and fishing opportunities.


For questions and comments contact:

Property Manager - Vacant
Fisheries Biologist - Vacant