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Fish Creek Slough

A 700-acre slough close to Lake Superior. Habitat includes marsh, lagoon, edge areas, second growth hardwood forest, and boreal forest that attract seasonal waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors.

Directions: Access the slough from Prentice Park located on the city’s west side via Hwy. 2.

Gazetteer: Page 103, D-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 22, F-4 (10th edition).

Amenities: Camping (nine RV sites with electric hookup, seven tent sites), restrooms, drinking fountain, gravel trails, viewing platform, Bayview Beach, fishing pier, and stockade.

Notes: The fenced deer yard is worthwhile any time of year for bird watching.This 2,700-acre state park is famous for its 40-foot waterfall on the Bad River. The park is mostly forested with northern hardwoods, aspen and spruce/fir. Its river valleys, canyons, waterfalls, small lakes and bogs attract seasonal waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors.

Fish Creek Slough map

Phone: 715/682-7071 (City of Ashland).

Web site: WDNR Fish Creek Watershed

Signature Species: Ducks, twenty species of warblers, shorebirds, wading birds, Tundra Swan, Horned Grebe, Hudsonian Godwit, Red-necked Phalarope, Black Tern, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Rarities: Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Gull, Bonaparte’s Gull.

Hours: 24/7.

Accessibility: Fully accessible.

Parking: Paved Parking lot.