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Kinnickinnic River Fisheries Area – Oscar Lee Tract

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The Kinnickinnic River Fisheries Area-Oscar Lee Tract is an 86-acre property located in southern St. Croix County. The property was purchased in 1986 as a part of the Kinnickinnic River Fisheries Area. The property consists of grassland and riverine floodplain habitat with the Kinnickinnic River, a world class trout stream, bisecting the property. The property is managed as part of the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area, a landscape scale wetland and grassland restoration project.

The property is located 2.5 miles northeast of River Falls. From the intersection of Highway 65 and Quarry Road in River Falls, follow Quarry Road east for 1.5 miles, then turn east onto River Drive. The property is located on the west side of River Drive.

Management

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or bio-control.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.

Recreation

The Kinnickinnic River Fisheries Area-Oscar Lee Tract offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding;
  • Fishing;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Falconry (by permit);
  • Hiking;
  • Hunting;
  • Snowshoeing;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edible/gathering;
  • Wildlife viewing; and
  • Kinnickinnic River Fisheries Area.
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

Useful links
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