The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on its 80-acre lake. The lake is stocked with bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and walleye. Catch and release fishing is encouraged, but daily limits are:
Type of Fish
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish*
Large or Smallmouth Bass*
18 inches or larger
14 inches or larger
* The daily limit applies to the combination of these fish species. Anglers may take up to 15 bluegill or redear sunfish, not 15 of each, and anglers may take one largemouth bass or one smallmouth bass, not both.
A variety of fun and educational public programs are hosted at Whalon Lake throughout the year, including dog and canoeing/kayaking programs. The preserve also features the annual premier program "Howloween Hoopla" in October. View upcoming programs.