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2016 Wild Rice Date-regulated Lakes Opening/Closure Update

Wisconsin wild rice update as of 8/25/2016

 

2016 Date-regulated Lake Openings

Burnett County

  • Mud Hen Lake: opens August 28th
  • Mud Lake (Swiss): opens August 26th
  • Long Lake: opens August 26th, closes August 27, opens August 29th
  • Clam Lake: opens August 29th
  • Briggs Lake: opens August 26th

Polk County

  • Big Round Lake: opens August 26th
  • White Ash Lake: opens August 28th

Barron/Washburn Counties

  • Bear Lake: opens August 26th

 

2016 Date-regulated Lake Closures

Barron County

  • Beaver Dam Lake
  • Red Cedar Lake

Bayfield County

  • Totagatic Lake

Burnett County

  • Bashaw Lake
  • Big Sand Lake
  • Gaslyn Lake
  • Mud Lake (Oakland)
  • Spencer Lake
  • Trade Lake

Douglas County

  • Allouez Bay
  • Mulligan Lake

Forest County

  • Atkins Lake
  • Riley Lake

Oneida County

  • Little Rice Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Spur Lake

Polk County

  • Balsam Branch
  • East-Lotus Lake
  • Glenton Lake
  • Little Butternut Lake
  • Rice Lake

Vilas County

  • Devine Lake
  • Little Rice lake
  • Mickeys Mud Lake
  • Nixon Lake
  • Lye Lake
  • Sand Lake
  • West Plum Lake

Washburn County

  • Gilmore Lake
  • Little Mud Lake
  • Long Lake
  • Mud Lake
  • Nancy Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Spring Lake

 

For further information on harvesting wild rice, licensing, rules and regulations,  common questions and answers, or a short video on the tools and techniques of wild rice harvesting, visit the Wisconsin DNR's wild rice webpage by clicking here, or by searching the DNR homepage using keywords "wild rice." Future date-regulated lake opening and closure information notifications will be sent as it becomes available.

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