My uncle owned that lake in the 60ís/70s.† It was loaded with cottonmouth snakes in the area. Says Gary
This lake is so wonderful. Paola Inn And Suites is a wonderful spot to get some rest, and camping at Miami State Fishing Lake is always a fine experience. But wait, there's more to do right next door to Stave Lake. You're sure to run into some nice folks from Fontana here; why not have a look at close by Twin Springs Creek if you're here at Stave Lake.
Many lovely animals could be made out at The Zoo in Forest Park, and when you're here it's always fun to stop at Hillsdale Lake. This lake is so wonderful.