The levee for J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge was constructed in 1984. The lake was filled during early 1985 and a boat launch added. The primary purpose for the lake is waterfowl management with fishing designated as a secondary use. The 50.3 acre lake attracts migratory birds in the fall and provides excellent fishing opportunities, especially in the spring. The lake is stocked with bluegill, redear sunfish, large-mouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, yellow bullheads, and warmouth.
The 23.5 acres, east of Hunt Road and across from J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge, have been left in its natural state and serves as a wildlife nesting area.