Stansbury Lake

Stansbury Lake is often referred to as the “Jewel of Stansbury Park”. This man-made lake was first constructed in the early 1970’s and covers an area of about 110 acres. Because it is man-made there are no natural inlets or outlets to the Lake. The water in the Lake comes from a variety of sources. The main source of water is a deep well located in the southern end of the community. Other sources of water include: The Millpond, several free flowing artesian wells and multiple small springs, which bubble up under the lake itself.

The Lake is home to a large variety of fish and wildlife. Muskrats, raccoons, fox, coyotes, badgers and deer have all been spotted in and around the Lake. Bird watchers can find everything from pelicans, cormorants, and herons, to grebes, coots, and terns. We also have plenty of ducks and geese. Fish species include: largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill, channel catfish and carp. We also have a large population of frogs, turtles, and crawdads.

Catch and Release fishing is allowed. No license is required at this time.

Boats and other watercraft that have been registered at the Service Agency Office may be used on the Lake.  For the sake of safety, anyone operating a watercraft on the Lake is required to wear a life jacket or other personal flotation device. A boat ramp for launching and retrieving watercraft, and a boat dock for temporary docking are located at the Clubhouse Complex.

Swimmers, do so at their own risk, as there are no lifeguards posted at the Lake. When using the Lake, please be respectful of the private property surrounding it.

The Lake is open for use from Dawn to Dark.

Please, do not feed the waterfowl!



Overall, the lake and millpond currently have a moderately healthy ecosystem and good water quality. Aesthetics and recreation are somewhat inhibited by excessive plant growth. The shallow depth, averaging 3.5 feet, low outflows and circulation, and uncontrolled nutrient loading are among several factors that, if left unchecked, will push the lake toward unhealthy eutrophication. Monitoring and prompt response to changing factors is important for maintaining good water quality and keeping costs of remediation low.

Upon considering the History of Stansbury Lake (Appendix A) and many options for improvement, including those discussed in the Survey of Possible Actions (Appendix B), this report makes several specific recommendations to be carried out in this and subsequent years. It also recommends procedures for monitoring and reviewing data, future projects, and possible outreach.

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Stansbury Lake