La Crosse River State Fishery Area
This 457-acre property is northeast of the La Crosse River Trail Prairie State Natural area and is dominated by the La Crosse River. The landscape is ideal for Wild Turkeys, badgers, mink and red fox. Shrubby areas along the stream attract Brown Thrashers, Yellow and Common Yellowthroat Warblers while the forests harbor a variety of woodpeckers, warblers and the Hermit Thrush. Blue-winged, Golden-winged and Chestnut-sided Warblers nest on this property along with Yellow-rumped Warblers. If you like to fish for trout, or just relax along the river, this property is a great place to visit.
Directions: From Sparta, go 2 miles northeast on Hwy 21 to Angelo, then 2 miles north on Cty I.
Gazetteer: Page 41, A-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 75, A-5 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/785-9000 (La Crosse WDNR).
Signature species: Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Flicker, Long-billed Marsh and Sedge Wren.
Rare species: Pileated
Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Sparta.