Lake Bethel is part of the City water works. There is posted no fishing, boating or camping. Says Jim Scott
In the event that you crave getting out on the water, Rod's Marina is close at hand. If you need a site to stay Embassy Suites Hot Springs - Hotel - Spa is a great choice; the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain can be spotted from Bethel Lake. The category II+ Ridgeway Road to Highway 270 sector of Gulpha Creek is 2.2 miles long. If you have a little whitewater
rafting or kayaking skill, this run of Gulpha Creek could be a great run for your ability. Check restrictions ahead of going on the whitewater, or else it's not safe.