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.