Briggsville, WI 53920 is located in Township of Douglas in Marquette County. It is positioned in the southwest corner of the county right by Columbia County to the south and Adams County to the west. It's on state road 23 and is crossed by County Road A, X & AA. It's just west of I-39 /51 between Wisconsin Dells, Portage and Oxford. Briggsville is considered an unincorporated community and is home to many full time residents who work in the area. Because of Mason Lake it is a popular recreational area with a couple lakes, trout streams and public lands. Mason Lake is an 855 acre fishing lake and it’s one of Adams County’s larger fishing lakes, but it’s not really a skiable lake due to the stump fields and overall depth being only 7 ft. and a max depth of 9 ft. deep. Briggsville has an attractive travel time from the larger cities; Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis to name a few.
Because of the number of small lakes, creeks, and trout streams around Briggsville, there’s a simpler, quieter way of living in the waterfront communities. Watch smaller fishing boats cruising around no wake lakes at their own speed dropping a line here and there for that largemouth and plentiful panfish. And yet there’s another type of life style still kicking around in the area; small farms slowly getting moved along by the corporate farm fields. But yet you can still find some folks frying up their own bacon, eggs and home grown garden vegetables before they jump in the car and go to a job that helps pay the bills.
The area offers plenty of opportunities for the outdoor photographer. Whitetail Deer, Eastern Wild Turkey and Sandhill Cranes walk the fields in both the early morning & in the evenings right before sunset. Waterfowl like Canadian Geese, Wood Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Great Blue Heron, forage for food along the shores of area creeks, lakes and small ponds. In the warmer spring, summer and fall months you can find an array of song birds at the feeders and flower beds with squirrels, chipmunks, butterflies, snakes, frogs and other little creatures scampering around as well. And if you’re into hiking public land you can always find a wide variety of wild flowers. The scene always changing as they are replaced with new different ones every couple weeks from spring until fall; sometimes from the last snowfall through the first frost!
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Mason Lake Dam
Amey Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
New Haven Township
Mason Lake Dam
Amey Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
New Haven Township
Briggsville Wisconsin Quick Facts
- Marquette County, Douglas Township
- General Size of Town – Is Unknown
- Area Lakes – Mason Lake, McCall Lake, Amey Pond, Mud Lake, Jordan Lake, Neenah Creek Trout Stream, Widow Green Creek, Buffalo Lake,
- Area Features: Some parts of the area have Wetlands with several creeks meandering through from the north west towards the southeast mostly ending up in the Fox River and the Wisconsin River. There are numerous public lands including Amey Pond Wildlife Refuge, French Creek Wildlife Area, Fox River National Wildlife Refuge plus many waterfront access points and boat launches.
- Area Terrain – This area has some rolling terrain with quite a bit of wetlands.
- Area Code - 608
- Mailing Zip Code - 53920
- State Highway 23
- County Road – AA, X & A
- School District – ? - Neenah Creek Elementary School
- Classified as an Unincorporated Community
- History – Founded in XXX by XXX???
- Wisconsin Dells
- Amey Pond
- Little Lake
- Wisconsin River
- Buffalo Lake
- Wetting Lake
- Corning Lake
- Widow Green Creek
- Big Slough
- Neenah Lake
- Jordan Lake
- Neenah Creek (Trout Stream)
- Oxford Lake
- O’Keefe Creek (Trout Stream)
- Amey Pond Wildlife Refuge
- Upper Neeah Creek State Fishery Area
- Upper Fox River Public Access
- Fox River National Wildlife Refuge
- Summerton Bog State Natural Area
- French Creek North State Natural Area
- French Creek Wildlife Area
- Pine Island Wildlife Area
- Dells of The Wisconsin River Natural Area
Mason Lake is an 855 acre fishing lake that is shared with the Township of New Haven in Adams County and Douglas Township in Marquette County, Wisconsin. Mason Lake is one of Adams Cty larger fishing lakes but it’s not really a skiable lake due to the stump fields and overall depth being only 7 ft. and a max depth of 9 ft. deep. The lake does offer quality fishing for Northern Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Walleye and a wide variety of panfish. Big Spring Creek helps fill both Mason Lake but also Big Spring Lake. On the north end of Mason Lake is McCall Lake which is about 4.4 acres and 37 feet deep. McCall Lake actually looks more like a large bay on Mason Lake than a separate lake altogether.
Amey Pond Wildlife Refuge is located in New Haven Township, which is the southeast corner of Adams County, Central Wisconsin, just north of Columbia County and West of Marquette County. It consists of 100% of the land around Amey Pond which is 56 acres of water owned by the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. There’s a little creek about 2 city blocks long that link Mason Lake and the pond together. Just like Mason Lake, it has Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Panfish and possibly some Walleye with a maximum depth of about 7 feet. According to a posted WI DNR sign, there is: “#1. No Waterfowl Hunting at any time and #2. No Entry September 1st to December 31st. This area provides habitat for a variety of Wisconsin Waterfowl including: Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Coots, Pelicans, Geese and more…
Neenah Creek starts at McGinnis Lake then flows to the southeast all the way into Marquette County about 6 miles downstream. You can find several sections of Upper Neenah Fishery Area open to the public as you head down the creek.
New Haven Township is located in the southwest corner of Adams County, Central Wisconsin. This area has larger land parcels besides the small parcels of land around the lakes. To the south is Columbia County and to the east is Marquette County. Big Spring creek flows into Mason Lake which has the southernmost county park in Adams County. New Haven also has Big Spring Lake, Big Spring Creek, O’Keefe Creek, several private lakes and Amey Pond which is surrounded by Amey Pond Fish and Wildlife Management Area owned by State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. State Highway 23 cuts through the southern end of this Township and Cty Road G & P is a main intersection for the area. Briggsville is located on the eastside of Mason Lake which is in Marquette Cty.
Part of the Central Sand located between Wisconsin Dells and Wisconsin Rapids with the Wisconsin River creating the western border of the county also forming both Castle Rock Lake and Lake Petenwell. There is a mix of farmland and recreation areas with a mix of Full time residential homes and vacation getaway cabins. You can find lakes, creeks, trout streams, public land, parks, ATV routes, snowmobile trails, rock formations, whitetail deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, even some wolves and black bears.
http://neenahcreek.sdwd.k12.wi.us – Neenah Creek Elementary School
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Briggsville, Wisconsin 53920