The lake was built in 1962 with a maximum depth of 40 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. Boat rental and a concrete boat ramp are available at the lake. Unlimited horsepower boat motors are permitted, and special boating regulations are posted on the area. The use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. Two campgrounds provide 25 rustic combination trailer and tent camping sites, rented on a first come, first served basis. The camping season runs nearly year-round; however, recreational facilities operate from Memorial Day to Labor Day.