Activities at William W. Powers SRA


Motors of any size are allowed (motors larger than 10 H.P. must operate at no-wake, idle speed).  


Wolf Lake contains largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, bullhead, carp, walleye, hybrid muskie, and yellow perch. About six miles of shoreline is available to bank fisherman.


The area is used for waterfowl hunting during the fall of the year. Hunting must be done from authorized blinds, which are allocated at a public drawing during the month of July. Unoccupied blinds are available on a daily basis. Consult the park ranger for information concerning hunting regulations and blind site locations. Review the Hunter Fact Sheet for more information.


The main picnic area is located south of the main entrance and parallels Avenue O. An ample quantity of tables and stoves are provided in shady spots beneath the many willow and cottonwood trees. Four shelters are available and may be reserved by using ExploreMoreIL™.

Winter Sports

Ice fishing is permitted when conditions allow the ice to become thick enough. Please contact the park office for the most current information.