While boating around a small cove, I was captivated by the reflection cast by the wood duck nest box on the placid water. While observing this delightful reflection I began reflecting upon the history of the lake.
This lake, which has furnished me with the waterfowl shots I have been sharing for the last two months, is a man made lake. The lake is situated on lands owned by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, built and maintained by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
Fulton County, home to many streams and creeks has no natural lakes. Thanks to the dream of Carl Jarrett, a former PGC Game Protector, and much political wrangling on his part, the 204 acre Meadow Grounds Lake became a reality in the mid 1960’s.
Carl passed away a few years ago but his legacy continues to provide habitat for wildlife and a quiet place for humans to spend many delightful hours enjoying the outdoors.