Multiple warm water species call Barr Lake home, including walleye, wipers, bass, perch, and carp. Trout are stocked and can usually be caught through mid-summer.
Fishing is not allowed in the wildlife refuge area, or in the irrigation canals surrounding the lake.
Stop by the Nature Center to pick up a current fishing license and regulations.
The lake is open to boating. Please see the boating page for for information.