Each Spring, between late March and early May, the sturgeon swim along the Wolf River shoreline looking for a place to spawn. The fish are huge, old, and pretty ugly but you can only see the sturgeon spawning for a couple of days when the water reaches 53 degrees. This has become a loved family tradition but will not be available in 2020. According to Fox 11 News, this year the viewing will be closed to foot and vehicle traffic. The parking lot will be blocked an no parking will be allowed on adjacent streets.
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Sturgeon Viewing Public Sites
- Wolf River Sturgeon Trail, New London
Wolf River, Cty Highway X, west of New London
- Shawano Dam
1263 S Main St, Shawano
- Bamboo Bend, Shiocton
County Highway 54
Watch the live feed from the locations on the Wolf River Cam.
Also, check out the Wisconsin DNR’s website for maps and updates.
GVK TIP: Pack a picnic or stop by Charlie’s Drive-In on Main Street in Hortonville for a snack or ice cream.