Waupaca County Sturgeon Trail

In April and May, Lake Sturgeon spawn here in this shallow, rocky stretch of the Wolf River. The Sturgeon is Wisconsin’s oldest and largest fish. In 2001, the Wisconsin DNR paved a half-mile of surface trail along the river to make it easy and safe for people to observe these ancient creatures. The site is completely accessible. While you’re in the area, look for waterfowl during spring and fall migrations, and scan the trees for songbirds. Plans call for trail expansion in the future. This site is always good for wildlife viewing, even when the sturgeon viewing season ends.

Directions: From New London, travel west on Cty X about 2 miles to the site.

Waupaca County Sturgeon Trail map

Gazetteer: Page 54, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, B-5 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/258-6243 (Waupaca County Parks).

Web site: Waupaca County Sturgeon Trail

Signature Species: Lake Sturgeon, waterfowl, songbirds and herons.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Signs mark parking lots.

Nearest Food & Lodging: New London.