The 538-acre Wildlife Area surrounding Douglas State Fishing Lake is primarily timbered and is open for all hunting seasons. The lake contains 3,090 acre feet and covers 180 acres when full.
Hunting: Deer, turkey, squirrels, and migrating waterfowl provide hunting opportunities. Hunters and trappers are reminded to be considerate of other public users as well as surrounding neighbors with domestic pets.
Birdwatching/Wildlife: Wildlife that may be seen includes all fur-bearers, amphibians, reptiles, and both resident and migrating songbirds.
Fishing: Catfish, flathead catfish, common carp, large-mouth bass, bluegill and white crappie are found in the lake.
Boating: Any size of boat may be used for fishing only. All State and federal boating regulations apply. Boat ramps are located on both the east and west sides of the lake. Two floating docks and a handicapped accessible fishing dock are also available.
Camping: Camping is free and allowed in designated areas on the west side of the lake. No electrical or water hookups are available. Four vault restrooms, drinking water, and picnic tables are provided for area users. Campfires are allowed but must be contained in provided metal rings in designated areas. Please carry out all garbage.
Amenities: Boat Ramp, Fire Ring, Near Water, Picnic Tables, and Restrooms.