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  • Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm

  • 475 Trout Farm Road - (630) 759-2381

  • 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.

    Bolingbrook Park District is committed to preserving Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm. A long-range improvement plan was developed by the park district to ensure Hidden Lakes is treasured for years to come. Click here to view the Hidden Lakes Long-Range Improvement/Operations Plan.


    • Fishing
    • Fishing Pole Rentals
    • Bait Shop with Live Bait, Tackle & Snacks
    • ADA Accessible Fishing Pier
    • Port-O-Lets
    • Picnic Areas
    • Hiking
    • *No Running Water
    Click here to view the Hidden Lakes Long-Range Improvement/Operations Plan.

    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 annual 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.

    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 annual permits.

  • Permit Prices
    Annual Permit$45
    Resident ID Annual$30
    1-Day Permit$15
    1-Day Resident ID Permit$10
    Fishing Pole Rental$7
  • Fishing Events/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. Derby entry fee is $12. Derby permit fee is $5.

    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. Six catfish or four trout catch limit on derby days.

  • 2020 Fishing Derby Schedule
    Date Time Type of Fish
    September 193:00-6:00 pmCatfish Derby
  • Tackle Box Bait Shop

    We've got your fishing supply needs covered. Simply visit our Tackle Box Bait Shop page to see more.

    Fishing Rules and Regulations

    Make sure you and others enjoy their experience at Hidden Lakes by following the rules and regulations. See Complete Rules and Regulations.