This lake, which used to be a plain stock tank, has been completely remediated to a beautiful natural looking lake. We have trees all around the lake and aquatic plants to improve water quality, improve fish habitat and to help control erosion. You’ll see blue-flowering pickerel weed (prairie indicator plant), button bush, smartweed, pond sedge, spike rush, water primrose and hibiscus. There are also several viewing platforms and fishing docks.
It is a much friendlier habitat than before and provides food, shelter and water for fish, birds (ducks, cormorants, egrets, herons, ibis, coots, whistling ducks), turtles (red-eared sliders – they like wet and warm) and snakes. Common ducks are Mallard and non-native domesticated Muscovy ducks. This 4-acre lake is stocked several times a year with lots of fish, for example, large-mouth bass, blue gill sunfish and channel cat fish. There is an annual fishing tournament for kids in February (Fishtastic).