Named for Herbert Porter. Herbert homesteaded 160 acres bordering the lake around 1907. Herbert's father, John Henry homesteaded land around Wolf Pond, just south of Little Porter Lake. Herbert's sister, Mabel, homesteaded land just west including Mabel Porter Pond. John Henry Porter was from Bladen County, NC. Says John Johnson
Little Porter Lake in fact is in the middle of a beautiful outdoors paradise. Wonderful family excitement waits for you at Econfina
Creek Canoe Livery, and going for a horse ride at close by Smiling W Stable & Tack is always a fun thing to do. If you get bored of Little Porter Lake, you could also stop at close by Deer Point Lake.