Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area WI

Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area

Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area lies on the western shores of Lake Poygan and is about 3,600 acres. It is located in Poy Sippi Township of Waushara County. The main attractions here are Hunting and Trapping. Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area certainly lives up to it’s name with an abundance of wildlife who live in the bottomland timbers, the marsh and the wetlands. Because of the size of this wetland area and such a diverse habitat there are year-round opportunities here for the Birding enthusiast to see a wide array of birds. It is also home to wildlife such as Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkey, Coyotes and Small Game. The habitat here is also excellent for waterfowl such as Mallard Ducks, Canadian Geese Cranes & more. Fishing is another attraction for anglers looking for Musky, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Catfish and Panfish. Several well-known streams flow through this area including the Pine River, Willow Creek, Pumpkinseed Creek and Pony Creek which all flow into Poygan Lake.

WI DNR Public Land

ALLOWED Activities

  • Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking on Lake Poygan
  • Bird watching
  • Cross Country Skiing (No Designated Trails)
  • Fishing
  • Foraging - Berry and Mushroom Picking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting - Whitetail Deer, Small Game and Waterfowl
  • Snowmobiling (designated areas only)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping - muskrat, beaver, otter, and mink 
  • Wildlife Photography / Viewing

Activities NOT ALLOWED

  • ATVing
  • Snowmobiling outside Designated Trails
  • Overnight Camping

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Poygan Lake Wisconsin

Poygan Lake is Wisconsin’s 5th largest inland lake featuring approximately 14,024 acres of water. It is located in Winnebago and Waushara Counties. You can boat from Poygan through Lake Winneconne into the Wolf River to get to Lake Butte Des Morts. From there you can then enter the Fox River that flows into Lake Winnebago. The lake itself is very large but not too deep, with a max depth of 11 feet. This general area as lots of wetlands especially on the west side of the lake. This is where Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area is found. It has over 3,600 acres of DNR public land. The bottom of Lake Poygan is mostly muck but does have some sand and gravel. This lake is home to a wide variety of fish including; Musky, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Catfish, Panfish and even Sturgeon.

Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area WI Information

Shore Fishing Site

  • County Road H located in REM Pony Creek

Area Rivers Creeks and Trout Streams

  • Willow Creek
  • Pine River
  • Pumpkinseed Creek
  • Pony Creek

Area Public Land & Features

  • Willow Creek Wildlife Area
  • REM-Pony Creek
  • REM-Pine River
  • Deppe Wildlife Area
  • Scattered Wildlife
  • Glacial Habitat Restoration
  • Winchester Meadows State Natural Area
  • Lower Wolf River Bottomlands Natural Resource Area
  • Wolf River Wildlife Area
  • Rat River Wildlife Area
  • Leach Natural Resource Center – CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Area Lakes

  • Lake Poygan
  • Poy Sippi Millpond
  • Auroraville Millpond
  • Lake Winneconne
  • Lake Butte des Morts
  • Lake Winnebago

Area Information

Area Cities, Towns, Village and Communities

  • Redgranite
  • West Bloomfield
  • Poy Sippi
  • Fountain Valley
  • Auroraville
  • Borth
  • Tustin
  • Winchester
  • Winneconne

Willow Creek Fish Farm

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These homes are located in Waushara County Poy Sippi & Berlin areas where Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area can be found!

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Lake Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area

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