Carlisle Lake

Popular for the opening day of fishing season

Historically known as the Onalaska Mill Pond, this was originally a log pond for the nearby wood mill. The lake, located north of the White Pass Scenic Byway is planted each year prior to opening of fishing season. The season runs from the last Saturday in April thru the end of February. The 22 acre lake sits on 72 acres owned by the Onalaska Alliance. The area has public parking and access.  Small non motorized boats and canoes are allowed. 

The community has restored the area with public restrooms, a 1 mile trail encircling the lake, exercise stations and a nature interpretive trail. The lake serves as an outdoor laboratory for the local school children.