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The dam was recently raised to bring the lake to its current size. The reservoir is surrounded by 800 city-owned acres of forest and old fields which provide a good setting for picnicking, bird-watching, primitive camping, and nature viewing.
The original acquisition in 1963 included 212 acres in the northwest corner of the area. In 1997, Allen and Wilda Johnson donated funds earmarked for resource management that resulted in the construction of three lakes that range in size from three to 11 acres.
The Department is removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from enjoying the outdoors. Throughout the state, new construction and renovations are improving access to Conservation Department areas, buildings, and shooting ranges.