Blackhawk Lake is a 220 acre man made lake with a maximum depth of 42 feet. It offers anglers excellent fishing opportunities throughout the year. Bluegills and crappies are very common. Largemouth bass, walleye, and northern pike are present as well. A perch, pumpkinseed, bullhead, catfish, or carp may also find its way to the end of your line.

All anglers must have a valid fishing license and should know current fishing regulations including size limits and possession limits for specific species.

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The lake has a public boat launch with a paved surface and boarding docks. The parking lot at the boat launch has 25 stalls for vehicle and boat parking. Additional parking is available nearby. Handicap piers are available as well as shore fishing opportunites on many sides of the lake.

During the winter months, many anglers brave the elements to hit the hardwater. Anglers should always remember that ice thickness can vary on any body of water. Think safety first.

Wisconsin state law states you must be born before January 1, 1989 in order to operate a watercraft WITHOUT a Boater’s Safety license. If you were born after this date, you will be required to take the Boater’s safety test.

Wisconsin residents and visitors needing a boater safety education card to rent a boat or personal watercraft can now get their temporary safety certificate at the Wisconsin DNR website.

The course covers all the information you’ll need to know to receive you temporary boating certificate. The entire course can be taken on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Sign up and complete your course today.

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Free boat mooring is available for campers during their stay. Please contact the park office for more details.

Boat, Canoe & Pontoon Rentals are Available

Hot Spots waterproof fishing maps are avaliable at the park office. Bait is for sale during the summer months also at the park office.

Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area
2025 County Highway BH   Highland, WI 53543
Phone or text: (608) 623-2707   Fax: (608) 623-2997   Email: