George Lake

Enjoy beautiful plantings while visiting the old Livingston Log Cabin and strolling through Lincoln Park. On the south end, under the bridges, you’ll find the Hobo Park where back in the 1930’s during the great depression, hobos camped and then hopped onto the passing trains to travel town to town in search of work.

82 Acres, 11 Feet Deep

This shallow lake is considered a ‘gem’ by many because of its peaceful serenity. In 2014, the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. (FLF) stocked this lake with 300 Bluegills, so you know you will find an ample supply of fish along with 7 public fishing locations. Once the geese leave the area, usually between November and January, aerators will be installed by the city of Fairmont and the FLF. They are intended to keep open water on the ice to maintain healthy oxygen levels for our marine life. Back in the day, this lake was originally called ‘George’s Lake’ for George Tanner, who owned abutting land.

Fish found in George Lake

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