The centerpiece of the Lake Retreat subdivision, this long narrow lake is the perfect place to find a little peace and quiet. The lake curves gracefully to allow an illusion of much greater size and a strict trolling motor only rule for boats helps complete the feeling of seclusion from the outside world. Whether they are looking for quiet reflection, a lazy day in the canoe, or quiet afternoon cane pole fishing members can find it at Lake Retreat.
This wonderful little fishing lake just off Phyllis Dr is named for the Boy Scouts of our very own Troop 71. These young men put in the time and sweat to clear the banks, install the picnic tables and grills, and put in the parking lot. After they were finished, each scout planted a Bradford Pear tree at the entrance of the park. Thanks to the scouts, L.P.O.A. members have access to nearly the entire bank for fishing. Those fishing from boats must use trolling motor only and be wary of underwater hazards.
Lake # 5
At the end of Becky Dr L.P.O.A. members will find the boat launch to the as yet unnamed Lake #5. This lake runs the full length between Nellie Dr and Wade Dr and offers good fishing off the dam. Boats can use trolling motors to fish all down the shore of this long narrow lake which has had recent enhancements in recent years. This lake is often overlooked but is a real pleasure for those who take the time for a visit.
Ski Lake is the largest of the nine lakes. This 60 year old man made lake ranges from 7 to 14 feet in depth and offers members a place to boat, tube, ski, jet ski, fish, and swim. It is the only lake that allows Personal Water Craft and speeds above idle making it the destination for members who enjoy water sports.
On Tammie Dr across Allison Dr from Ski Lake is Catfish Lake. A small, simple picnic area with two tables and a pair of grills sit in a small park where members can find a boat launch and a small fishing pier. There are numerous structures under the surface where bass like to hide and, as the name suggests, a healthy number of catfish to be caught from the bank or a boat. As with most of the lakes, trolling motor only and no swimming.
Located at the end of Parson Dr,this lake has seen extensive renovations in recent months. The water was lowered for repairs to the dam and much of the banks were cleared turning it into one of the best places in Lake View to take a cane pole to the bank and catch big blue gill and shellcracker bream. This lake allows trolling motor only on boats and will hopefully see further amenities put in place in the future.
Dry Lake 6
Long referred to as the dry lake because of damage to the dam, this small fishing hole off Donna Dr had its dam repaired in 2008 and has since been fully restored for the enjoyment of L.P.O.A. members. The vast majority of the work on this lake was done by volunteer efforts of the L.P.O.A. members. Maybe the name should remain Dry Lake just to serve as a reminder of what we can do when we all work together.
Ski Lake Park
Ski Lake Park sits on the banks of Ski Lake along Tammie Dr. A large sandy beach runs down the banks of the roped off swimming area overlooked by a boardwalk built by the members themselves. A playground with modern equipment, several picnic tables, and multiple grills round out the amenities making Ski Lake Park a great place for family outings. Members can also reserve the park for larger gatherings such as birthday parties and family reunions.
The Nine Lakes
The Lake View Property Owners Association currently maintains nine separate lakes and two parks for the enjoyment of our members. These properties give L.P.O.A. members access to leisure activities and natural beauty most people have to pay a resort to experience right in their own back yards.
The last of the nine lakes in the L.P.O.A., this lake overlooks the Lakeview Country Club golf course and is perfect for canoes, kayaks, or john boats. The long stretches of bank along the dam and off Jacqueline Dr also provide a great place to bank fish.
Fishing Lake is the premier fishing hole for L.P.O.A. members. Second only to Ski Lake in size, this idle speed only lake is filled with downed trees, underwater structure, and even an old telephone pole providing numerous hideouts for the big fish to lurk under. With a boat launch at the end of Bel Air Cir and shore access off Polly Cir and Martin Dell Dr,there are many ways for members to access this lake.