Grand Opening of Lake Yahou Park

The McClellan Development Authority will be opening Lake Yahou Park, the newest redeveloped outdoor feature on our campus, on May 23rd, 2022 at 10 AM as part of a grand opening ceremony for the community. All are invited to attend and there is no charge for the event.

The 8-acre freshwater lake and surrounding forested land, which have not been used recreationally since 1999, will now feature a peaceful half-mile walking trail, scenic 17-mile multi-use trail, rustic picnic area and bench seating by the lake.

Stocked with hundreds of large mouth bass, copperhead bluegills, and fathead minnows, Lake Yahou offers catch-and-release fishing with a $5.00 MDA fishing license. These can be purchased at the MDA office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Attendees to the ribbon cutting ceremony can purchase their license on-site at Lake Yahou Park. Exact change is preferred.

Though swimming is not allowed, visitors can experience the lake in their own non-motorized boat, e.g., kayak, canoe, pedal boat, etc. Park visitors are also welcomed to bring their dogs, which must remain on a leash. Pet waste stations are available around the park.

Lake Yahou Park has seasonal hours, which are 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM from April to September, and 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM from October to March. Please review the document below for a complete list of operations, procedures, rules, and regulations.

Adventure awaits!