Lake Centennial (Maryland)
Looking out over Lake Centennial from the walking path surrounding it.
|Location||Ellicott City, Maryland, USA|
|Primary outflows||Centennial Branch, Little Patuxent River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||50 acres (20 ha)|
Centennial Lake is a man made 50-acre (200,000 m2) reservoir, in a 325-acre (1.32 km2) park in Howard County, Maryland, near Columbia, Maryland and Clarksville, known as Centennial Park. It was created by damming the Centennial Branch of the Little Patuxent River. The lake and the park feature a dam, a wildlife area, a walking trail, boating, fishing, and other recreational activities. The park is owned by the Howard County department of Parks and Recreation.
The lake is used by the county and state for the conservation of various types of fish, such as trout and bass, with fishing restrictions implemented, though an overabundance has resulted in restrictions being lifted at times.
On 1 December 2013, the lake was temporarily closed following the drowning of a man.
- "Centennial Lake, Fishing Maryland". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
- "Centennial Park closed after drowning". The Frederick News Post. 15 December 2013.
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