Riley Lake Wildlife Area

Located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, this area is prime dancing ground for Sharp-tail grouse and is also home to upland game birds, songbirds, deer, bear and other wildlife. Contact the forest services property manager Dan Eklund (715) 762-5194 or Wildlife Technician Mike Bablick (715) 762-5117 to reserve a blind to view sharptail grouse. There is a boat ramp for 184-acre Riley Lake which has good fish populations of largemouth bass, panfish and northern pike.

Directions

From Hwy. 13 in Fifield, travel east on Hwy. 70 11.5 miles, go south on Forest Road 505/Hemlock Road 6 miles, then west on Forest Road 536 a 1/2 mile to Riley Lake.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Features

  • On Water

Fish Type

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Musky
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish

Fishing style

  • Fly
  • Inland Lake / River

Hunting Type

  • Black bear
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Small Game
  • Turkey