And if you're still looking for more outdoors fun stuff just keep reading. Swamps like Lolly Head Bay are fun to stop at; Little Porter Lake is a delightful lake close by. There are other spots here than Pate Lake, for example Compass Lake. Pate Lake is right next door to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park which is a scenic place. Perfect family amusement is waiting for you at Vortex Spring Diving Center; camping is available at Paradise Lakes Resort. A delightful
place to camp here at Pate Lake is Dogwood Acres, and getting to Pond Creek from Pate Lake is painless. At Pate Lake you always meet someone from Bonifay; if you need a spot to stay Best Western Classic Inn & Suites is a good choice.
As long as I can remember, it was Pate's Pond. Gor changed some time in the last 20-30 years. My maternal grandmother was a Pate of Pate's Ponc.
- Mary Coleman