The Bruce L. Anderson Recreation Area, named in honor of the longtime NRD director and conservation advocate, is located 1 3/4 miles west of York on 4th Street. The recreation area houses Recharge Lake, a 50-surface-acre lake with 310 acre-feet of storage on a tributary of Beaver Creek.
Originally constructed in 1990 for a five-year study on groundwater recharge, the lake is now used primarily for recreation and is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. Boating under 5 miles per hour is permitted; there is a boat ramp on the east side of the lake. No hunting is allowed.
Other facilities at the recreation area include picnic tables, cooking grills and fire rings, hiking trails, outhouses, playground equipment, and an ice skating pond in the wintertime. A visitor’s center/shelter is located near the entrance to the site. (Bio courtesy of Upper Big Blue NRD)
1. To promote archery as a sport and recreation for the entire family.
2. To give archers of the area a place to be proactive at their sport.
3. To give the York area citizens an opportunity for more outdoor recreation.
4. To promote safe, ethical, and legal hunting practices.
5. To share with others our experiences, knowledge, and archery skills.