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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, located in Madison County, is a small-to-medium sized stream near the Hamlet of Brookfield. Beaver Creek is part of the 3,484 acre Beaver Creek State Forest.

Public Access

Approximately three publicly accessible miles of Beaver Creek flows through Beaver Creek State Forest along the Fair Grounds Road. There are no Public Fishing Rights (PFR's) along Beaver Creek. Access is open by owners; sections of streams posted against fishing by landowners are not stocked with trout by the state. Stocked sections without PFR are open to fishing by willing landowners. Respect their property or risk losing public access to these streams.

Fish Species

Brown trout, brook trout, and white sucker.

General Fishing Information

Good baits for the stocked trout are worms, salted minnows, and simulated natural baits like Gulp or PowerBait. Lures to try are spinners, spoons, small plastics (2" twister tails or tube baits) and stickbaits.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management

Beaver Creek is stocked annually with around 1,920 year-old (8-9) and 140 two year-old brown trout. The brown trout are stocked for a put-and-take fishery.