Spectators view the sturgeon spawning ritual on the banks of the
Wolf River on Cty Highway X west of New London.
From New London proceed west on Wolf River Avenue past
Riverside Park about a mile and a half on County Highway X.
Turn right on Big Eddy Road. There is also parking at
the west end of the trail.
Location on Map
Wolf River Sturgeon Trail
The trail is a
half mile long paved trail immediately next to the Wolf River
just west of New London on County X. It’s a great place for
fishing or leisurely walks. There are accessible fishing
platforms, picnic tables, and a few benches at the trail. A
boardwalk extends into a marsh for nature or wildlife viewing.
The Mukwa Wildlife Area is on the opposite side of the road.
Anytime between late March through early May you
can view sturgeon up to 6
feet long from the trail during spawning. This incredible sight
only lasts for a couple of days
after the water temperature reaches around 53 degrees.
the New London Area Chamber of Commerce for updates or to have
your name added to a notification list for when they start to
As of Wednesday, May 1st,
the 2013 Sturgeon Spawning season drew to an end in the New
the first sturgeons were spotted cruising the banks of the Wolf
River around April 27th
along the Sturgeon Trail on Cty. Hwy. X west of New London and
at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton.
temperature rose to 56o
F on April 28th
and continued to climb; then with the abundant sunshine on
Tuesday, April 30th,
the sturgeon began spawning.
However, by late in the day cloud
cover returned, the air temperature dropped and so did the
sturgeon could still be seen along the Sturgeon Trail but
spawning was at a minimum.
Thursday, May 2nd,
the sturgeon were well on their way to the Shawano Dam.
We hope many of you were able to
visit one or more of the viewing spots to observe this awesome
If not, they will again return
around this time in 2014 when the water temperature reaches 53°F
or more. To
check the daily water temperature visit the
scroll down to the chart entitled "Temperature, water, degrees
Celsius"; the water temperature in Fahrenheit is on the right of
For additional sturgeon trail and spawning information, visit
New London Chamber website page.