Originally Posted by bloomgorge
can one swim in nordhouse lake or is more of a muck hole?
Depends on when you go. Here's a comparison when I recently went in September (left) and early May (right)
In September, I arrived around 11PM and stopped by the lake around 11:30PM to get some water. With a near-full moon, it was bright and the dirt looked like water from a distance. I was totally shocked to realize I was walking on the bottom of the lake! Good thing I carried in at least 1L to get me thru the night.
When it is full, I would guess it's maybe a few feet deep at best (just a total guess). Lots of those long-legged bugs (Crane Fly?) all around the shore and pretty mucky in some areas. Not the typical sandy beach you want to have for swimming.