At the base of Mt. Pisgah and set along Mill Creek, this park has a lake that provides year-round enjoyment for visitors. Plan ahead for a spring visit and take in a maple-sugaring program or try the autumn and immerse yourself in the beautiful fall colors. Stephen Foster Lake provides habitat for perch, bass, bluegill and crappie. On the west shore of the lake is an angler's area with a parking lot and easy access to the lake for shore fishing. Ice fishing is permitted. Boats with electric motors are permitted in the lake. A boat-launching ramp on the northern shore of the lake provides a ramp, courtesy dock, restroom and parking. Mooring spaces can be rented on a yearly basis. Boat rentals are available during the summer season. The swimming pool includes a ramp for people with disabilities. The pool complex contains dressing rooms, showers, restrooms and a lifeguard and first aid station. A concession stand offers food and beverages. The main picnic area offers sunny or shaded tables. Visitors can enjoy the sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Hiking trails are available for everyone from the casual walker to the experienced hiker. The trails travel around the lake, through wooded areas, old fields, open farmland or rugged terrain. Certain trails are open in winter for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Ice skating is permitted dependent upon ice conditions. Ice thickness is monitored at the fishing area and at the boat launch. Registered snowmobiles may use the nine miles of signed trails. Daily snowmobiling commences the day after the close of the antlerless deer season. The park environmental interpretive center houses features a butterfly garden that enables the visitor to see our area's "flying flowers." Visitors can enjoy guided nature walks, night hikes and slide programs on various environmental topics.
Facility Amenities: Free Admission, Pets Accepted
General Information: Hours: Dawn to dusk, Open Year-round