Budd Lake

The best roped off sandy swimming beach is here at the park! You’ll also find a great boat launch area and public bathrooms too with an outdoor shower to wash off that sand!

224 Acres, 23 Feet Deep

Budd Lake is the middle of the Fairmont Chain of Lakes. You will see four solar powered aeration devices that are actually aerators that circulate the water from the surface down to a depth of approximately 6’. This 24-hour circulation action helps improve the oxygen levels in the water which is not only good for the fish, but also helps to control the amount of algae in the lake! This circulation also promotes more consistent water quality as Budd Lake is the City’s main source for its drinking water! Knowing that, we think it’s imperative that we all be mindful and use good stewardship practices to help keep this lake (and all the lakes) as clean as possible! This lake is named after our very first settler of the city of Fairmont....William H. Budd.

Fish found in Budd Lake

  • Black Bullhead
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye
  • White Crappie
  • Yellow Bullhead
  • Yellow Perch
  • Bigmouth Buffalo
  • Common Carp
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Quillback
  • White Sucker
  • Fathead Minnow
  • Golden Shiner
  • Johnny Darter
  • Spotfin Shiner
  • Spottail Shiner