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  • Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm

  • 419 Trout Farm Road - (630) 739-2600

  • Bolingbrook Park District offers a safe and beautiful trout farm perfect for an afternoon of quality fishing. The ponds at Hidden Lakes are stocked in April and October with trout. Catfish is stocked May and September.

    Note: Hidden Oaks staff and the public will not be given dates to when the lakes will be stocked as stocking occurs on a random schedule correlating with the sale of permits.

    Fishing Permits

    A Hidden Lakes permit is needed to fish at Hidden Lakes. All adults age 16 and older are required to have a Hidden Lakes permit. Permits are valid from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Revenue generated from permit fees goes directly to stocking a variety of fish into the lakes. The State of Illinois no longer requires state licenses to fish at Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm.

  • Permit Prices

    Annual Permit
    Resident ID Annual
    1-Day Permit
    1-Day Resident ID Permit
    Fishing Pole Rental
  • Fishing Derbies

    Don’t miss the excitement of reeling in a prize fish during a fishing derby. Bait and tackle will be sold as usual in the Tackle Box Bait Shop. Prize categories and prizes will vary by derby. Bring some spare change to purchase raffle tickets for fun fishing prizes.

    Note: A Hidden Lakes fishing permit is required for all adults age 16 and older to participate in the derby. Derby rules vary by derby. Five catfish or three trout catch limit on derby days.

  • 2017 Fishing Derby Schedule

    Type of Fish
    April 22
    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    Trout Derby
    May 13
    4:00-8:00 pm
    Catfish Derby
    June 17
    4:00-8:00 pm
    Catfish Derby
    July 22
    4:00-8:00 pm
    Catfish Derby
    August 19
    4:00-8:00 pm
    Catfish Derby
    October 21
    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    Trout Derby