Mecan Springs and River State Fishery Area

With seven lakes, Mecan Spring and the Mecan River, marshes, woodland and upland grasslands, this is a beautiful site to visit at any season. Bald Eagles nest in the area, and there are good opportunities to view many species of songbirds, herons and waterfowl of all kinds. Occasional flocks of American White Pelicans can be seen in the spring. As you drive the area, consider stopping at boat access points to check for birds. Trout anglers love this river; its clear, cold water produces some fine fish. Kayaks and canoes are a great way to explore these quiet waters and to view the waterfowl they harbor.

Directions: Located 10 miles west of Wautoma on Hwy 21. Use either Cty B or Cty GG north to access the area, and be sure to drive Chicago Road past some of the lakes.

Mecan Springs and River State Fishery Area map

Gazetteer: Page 53, D-5.

Phone: 920/787-4686 (Wautoma WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Mecan River Fishery Area | WDNR Mecan Springs State Natural Area

Signature Species: Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk.

Rare Species: Red-headed Woodpecker and Red-shouldered Hawk.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking areas.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Wautoma.