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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.



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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


A state freshwater fishing license is required for anglers 16 years and older to 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

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


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


  • 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. Bank access and fishing benches are available around a majority of the northern bank of the lake.