at Thousand Hills State Park

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Excellent fishing opportunities await you at Thousand Hills State Park, where you can cast your line into the 573-acre Forest Lake for crappie, largemouth bass, walleye and channel catfish. An accessible fishing dock and fish cleaning station are available.

  • All largemouth bass more than 12 inches but less than 15 inches, and all walleye less than 15 inches in total length must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught.
  • Fish may be taken only with pole or rod with an attached line, limb lines or bank lines with the exception of carp, which may be taken by gig, longbow or crossbow during statewide seasons (no trot lines or jug lines allowed).
  • No more than three poles or rods may be used by one person.
  • Bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken during the statewide season, but only by hand, hand net, gig, longbow or hook and lines.
  • Seining or trapping live bait is prohibited.
  • Outboard motors over 90 horsepower are not allowed to operate on Forest Lake.

Forest Lake fishing regulations are as follows:

Fish Species Daily Limits   Protected Lengths
Largemouth Bass 6   12” to 15”
Walleye 4   Less than 15”
Channel Catfish 4   --
Crappie 30   --
All other fish combined 20   --