Park Advisories

Stay up-to-date with the Latest Park Advisories

We provide regular updates about park conditions. Review this page before your visit for the latest updates. For more information, review our visitor rules.


Near Full Capacity

The park is currently at 75% capacity or more. If the park reaches full capacity, no additional visitors will be permitted entry.

Open during operating hours

Park Hours Change

  • Island Lake is now open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lake Conditions

  • Green Flag.

Park Notice

  • On Saturday May 25, 2024 Island Lake is hosting the Storm Race. Visitor parking will be limited and watercraft rentals will not be available.


  • The boat launch is open for the season.
  • The watercraft storage area is open for the season.
  • The park store is open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Personal watercraft are permitted on the lake.
  • Shoreline fishing permitted from the southern shore; no fishing from any bridges.
  • Hiking is available.

Sales and Rentals

  • Worms and Minnows are available for purchase. Live bait from outside the Conservation Area is not permitted.
  • Fat Tire Bike rentals are available. Reservation can be made here.
  • Watercraft rentals are available. Reservations can be made here.
    • Electric Boats are fully reserved for Saturday May 18th, Sunday May 19th, and Monday May 20th. Walk-in electric boats may still be available on that day.
  • 2024 picnic reservations are available to book. Available dates range from May 4 – October 27. Reservations can be made here

Special Events

  • The 14th Annual Island Lake Bass Derby is happening on July 13 and 14 from 7:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Seniors Day at Island Lake CA is happening on June 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • All information can be found on our events calendar:

Trail Status

  • Trails are wet, and muddy in some areas. Proper footwear is recommended.


  • The Home Hardware parking lot is closed indefinitely for trail users. Vehicles will be towed.

Tales on The Trail

  • Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid is currently on display.
Last updated on Sunday, May 19, 2024
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