Stay Cool

Sonia Thompson

How's your summer going? If there's one thing we can all agree on right now, it's that it's hot. Very hot. Too hot, really, to do anything but be in or near water.

Jump in, the water is better than fine at Splinter Creek (photo by Sonia Thompson).

Scientifically speaking, temperatures are cooler near bodies of water, thanks to lake breezes which can cause temperature differences of several degrees between the water and land. So jump in, it's science. Need more convincing? Here are a few facts about the three lakes at Splinter Creek.

A cool morning on Splinter Creek's North Lake (photo by Nicholas Doyle).

  • Our North Lake is 45 acres, our South Lake is 25 acres, and Partners Pond is 8 acres.
  • The lakes are the "main streets" of Splinter Creek, and each has a combination of docks, floating piers, a pavilion with fire pit, outdoor kitchen.
  • The lakes were built for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Relax and revive with a paddle board session (photo by Sonia Thompson).

  • All three bodies of water are professionally managed monthly by American Sport Fish, one of the largest producers of live, freshwater fish for stocking in the southeast U.S.
  • The Splinter Creek lakes are stocked with copper nose bluegill, bream, and large-mouth bass.
  • The Splinter Creek lakes were built by the same engineers who built the lake at Shelby Farms in Memphis.

Swim or boat over to the Community Porch for a cool perch under the pavilion (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

  • Our lakes are clay-lined and an interconnected system that maintains a constant level year-round.
  • No jet skis or wave runners are allowed. Four-stroke outboard motors are allowed during sunrise-sunset. Electric motors are encouraged and allowed anytime.
  • The Splinter Creek lakes are private, and for the us of our property owners, and their families and guests.

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