Spectacle Lake is a gorgeous spring-fed freshwater lake and is a popular hiking and fishing destination as it is often stocked with fish. There are numerous sensitive ecosystems within the park. Please be respectful of the natural area.
The property was the site of a sawmill that operated in the 1920s and 1930s. The present lake was in fact the millpond for the sawmill, which was built on the rocky outcrop adjacent to the main swimming beach today. The beach and lake bottom are composed largely of sawdust from the mill operation. Sand was brought in the later years to create the beach.