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Riley Lake Wildlife Area & Popple Creek/Wilson Flowage

View Website Favorite (1) Forest Road 136/Gates Lake Road - Fifield, WI 54524
Information: 715-762-2461

Riley Lake features a vast peatland complex on washed till-outwash in old glacial drainages. The primary characteristic is the large, continuous bog and spruce muskeg community covering many acres. Several eskers forested with red pine wind through the site in a north-south direction. The bog is extremely important in maintaining the water quality and quantity of the area. It retains a significant amount of water, which feeds numerous streams that eventually make their way to the Chippewa River. Cotton grass, leatherleaf, bog rosemary, and bog laurel dominate the bog, which grades into a black spruce and tamarack swamp and later to alder thicket at the edges of the uplands. Riley Lake is owned by the US Forest Service and was designated a State Natural Area in 2007.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
    • On Water
  • Fishing style
    • Fly
    • Inland Lake / River
  • Hunting Type
    • Deer
    • Duck
    • Goose
    • Turkey
    • Small Game
    • Black bear
    • Ruffed Grouse
  • Fish Type
    • Largemouth Bass
    • Musky
    • Northern Pike
    • Panfish
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
    • Scenic Vistas

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1
Price County Rodeo 7/02/2021 - 7/03/2021 Phillips - 12.53 miles away
2
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3
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4
Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Shows 6/18/2021 - 8/29/2021 Minocqua - 23.48 miles away
5
Minocqua Antique & Classic Boat Show 6/25/2021 - 6/26/2021 Minocqua - 23.61 miles away
6
Minocqua Antique & Classic Boat Show 6/25/2021 - 6/26/2021 Minocqua - 23.66 miles away
7
Bear Cupboard Run 6/26/2021 Minocqua - 23.67 miles away
8
June Bloom Arts & Crafts Festival 6/05/2021 Minocqua - 23.74 miles away