Best place is Black Hills State Park which this lake drains into. From 270 take Father Hurley (27) east to 355 north. Turn left and 2 miles up turn left on Old baltimore to Boyds. The park is 3 miles up on the left. I've see Osprey, Eagles, Coots, Commerants, King Fishers, and many song birds. There is a butterfly garden, Dragon flys and damsel flys, (some endangered species). It is a great place to shoot all year round and only 20 miles from the nations capitol.