The lake at Hawk Island was planted with Hybrid Bluegill from 2002 to 2004. Channel Catfish, Perch, and Large Mouth Bass were planted between the years of 2005 and 2009. Bass must be released. All other species you may fish and follow the limits as set forth by the DNR.
Ice fishing is permitted at Hawk Island. Be sure not to walk out on the ice until there is at least 4 inches of clear, solid ice, otherwise use at your own risk. The Parks Department does not check or monitor ice thickness. Fishermen must be off the ice when the park closes.
A boardwalk surrounds the lake at Hawk Island and provides access to accessible fishing docks on the lake. Visitors can bring in their own water craft. Motors are not allowed with the exception of non-gas trolling motors. There is no boat ramp. Boats must be carried from the parking lot to the water. Boats must stay off the island.