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Wilck’s Lake

Wilck’s Lake is a 30-acre lake located in downtown Farmville, within the 150-acre Wilck’s Lake Natural Area. The lake, park, and walking trail are owned and maintained by the Town of Farmville. In addition to fishing the lake, park, and trail provide wildlife viewing opportunities, a skate park, and covered picnic tables. The lake provides fresh water fishing in a safe, family-friendly environment. Wilck’s Lake boasts a quality largemouth bass fishery, as well as fishing opportunities for channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and black crappie.

Maps & Directions

Wilck’s Lake is located at 1101 West Third Street, Farmville, Virginia 23901, or 37.303611°N, -78.408333°W.

Fishing

Bass

best bet

Catfish

best bet

Trout

no

Panfish

present

Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish in Wilck’s Lake. Bank fishing is available around most of the northern edge of the lake, with fishing benches available as well.

Biologist Reports

  • None available at this time.
  • Regulations

    A state freshwater fishing license is required for anglers 16 years and older to fish. There is a 5 fish daily bag limit for largemouth bass with a 15-inch minimum length limit. There is an 8 fish daily bag limit on channel catfish with a 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily limit for sunfish is 50 fish in aggregate. The daily limit for crappie is 25 fish. The use of gasoline motors is prohibited on the lake.

    Largemouth Bass

    • 5 fish per day
    • 15 inch minimum

    Channel Catfish

    • 8 fish per day
    • 15 inch minimum

    Sunfish

    • 50 fish per day
    • No minimum length

    Crappie

    • 25 fish per day
    • No minimum length

    Other Species

    • Statewide regulations

    Prohibited Activities

    • Camping
    • Swimming
    • Open air fires
    • Trotlines
    • Littering
    • Trapping
    • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Use of gasoline powered outboard motors

    Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

    Nearby Attractions

    Facilities

    • Fee
    • Parking
    • Handicap-Accessible
    • Food Concession
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Restrooms

    Amenities

    • Hiking Trails
    • Bike Trails
    • Viewing Blinds
    • Observation Platforms
    • Fishing Pier/Platform
    • Boat Ramps
    • Motorboat Access
    • Horsepower Limit
    • Electric Motor Only
    • Paddle Access
    • Camping
    • Primitive Camping Only

    A concrete boat ramp is available at the parking area on the eastern end of the lake.