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FISHING: For the outdoors person, we have Lake Hoskins just three miles west of Ashley. This recreational park includes a campground with electrical hookups, bathroom facilities, and modern playground equipment, as well as a boat ramp and dock. Lake Hoskins has been known for its boating, skiing, and fishing entertainment.

Avid Fishermen and women, can enjoy fishing Dry Lake, a newly developed lake of 11,000 acres, boasting trophy catches of Walleye and Northerns. Dry Lake is located just north of Lake Hoskins.

The City of Ashley is located near to eight beautiful lakes, all of which are for recreation. Whether you are a fisherman, or just enjoy boating and skiing, you will get your fill in Ashley. Our main recreational lake, Hoskins, is governed by the city park board and the Lake Hoskins Improvement Association. Surrounded by cabins and public shorelines, Hoskins has been attracting visitors since the late 1800's, when it was chosen for the original site of Ashley, until the coming of the rail forced it to move three miles to the east.

Cold Water Lake- Boating and Fishing


   Hoskins Lake - Boating and Fishing

   Dry Lake - Boating and Fishing

   Goose Lake - Fishing

   Pudwill Lake - Fishing

   Green Lake - Boating and Fishing

   Clear Lake - Fishing

   Blumhardt Lake - Fishing





Hunting is a favorite pastime of many in this area. The Ashley area offers a variety of different hunting seasons at a variety of different times.

In the fall the air is full of snow geese, blue geese, Canada geese, ducks of every kind, pheasants, doves and grouse.During the migration in the fall, hundreds of potholes and sloughs can be found filled Whitetail

It's a duck hunter's dream! Hunters from all over travel to the area to partake in the hunting paradise that surrounds the area. If your into big game, the whitetail season is for you. Whether you hunt with bow and arrow or with a gun, the whitetail can be found everywhere. Opening day of deer season brings the countryside spotted with Whitetail Bucks.

Whether its hunting or fishing, waterfowl, or big game, Ashley is ready to welcome hunters and fisherman from all over the United States.


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