The lake offers a number of benefits to the entire
The area provides a green belt that softens the urbanized
and commercial areas of the Northeastern part of the city.
The Lake area offers a significant amount of park
areas, public fishing access and picnic areas.
Boaters can enjoy skiing, PWCs, and fishing from 2 public dock
The lake is a vital part of the area's watershed
Water from the surrounding area flows into Carter Lake, creating a natural
catch basin for storm runoff and melting snows.
Existing so close to an urban area, the lake has a fragile ecological balance
with man ... and depends on help from man to maintain that balance.
|Creighton University Crew Team
Wildlife abounds within the lake's
- Eagles regulary visit Carter Lake during their annual migrations.
It's not uncommon to see 15 to 20 eagles soaring above the lake in the winter.
- Ducks, geese, swans, muskrats, amphibians, and of course, fish call Carter