Lake Crossley

Lake Crossley is a small lake, approximately 8 acres, ranging from 15 to 35 feet deep. The lake is about 15 minutes from downtown, but is in a secluded spot with no houses close by. Doting the area around the generally circular lake are several picnik tables, and a covered gazebo. A singe mid-sized dock allows for fishing access and small boats. Its wooded shoreline also provides opportunities for hiking and viewing wildlife.

History

Lake Crossley is the site of the original home of Victoria Crossley. This 1,380 square foot two-story cabin stood for generations as a family treasure. When the cabin burned down in 1984, the Crossley Family donated the land and lake to the city.

Today

The city took over the grounds in 1984, and since has become a center of recreation for the surrounding communities, providing boating, swimming, and fishing access in the summertime, as well as ice skating and ice fishing in the winter.