The Mishicot Dam

© Photographed July 8, 2016
Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
44°14'15.9"N 87°38'29.5"W
44.237762, -87.641520

Early settlers recognized the value of this site along the East Twin / Mishicot River. Damming the location provided settlers with ice, an ideal site for fishing, and a year round water supply. The necessities of life in the 1800's led to the development of the Village of Mishicot. Children, too, saw the value in this spot for swimming in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The settlers first built a log dam in the 1880's. A concrete dam was built for producing hydro-electric power for the village about 1910. The current dam was built in 1995. This site continues today to serve as a popular local fishing spot. 
Stocket Chinook Salmon (right) run up the river from Lake Michigan to spawn, but have no natural spawning grounds to return to. Salmon average 25-40 inches long and 5-20 pounds. They prefer cool water (about 55° F) and are most active in the East twin River during September and October.

Native fish such as Northern Pike, Perch, Smallmouth Bass (shown) and Suckers also provide Mishicot fisherman with a multitude of opportunities to stock their feezers.

Steelheads (left) are Rainbow Trout that run from Lake Michigan up the streams to spawn. They stay silvery rather than turn colorful, like a Rainbow Trout. They fill the East Twin River during theirmigrations. Fall and spring are the best times for Steelhead fishing. Mature 3 to 5 year old fish average between 23 and 32 inches long and 6-12 pounds.
The marker is located inside Mishicot Village Park, along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, adjacent to the south bank of the Mishicot River, Mishicot, Wisconsin 54228.

Welcome to Mishicot, Wisconsin

Ice Age Trail Alliance

Click here to learn more about the history of Mishicot.

These markers are also at this location:

With the dam in the background.

Very pretty location!

Looking north across the Mishicot River.

Beautiful flowers along the park walking path . . .

Love, love, love day lillies!

View of the Mishicot Dam and Rockway Bridge from inside the park.

The marker is located at Mishicot Village Park.

The marker is located in Mishicot, Wisconsin.

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