September 4, 2007

McClain Lake

Filed under: Anderson County — lessie @ 3:15 am

Wow. If I had not been invited to the lake and told exactly where it is, I would never have known it existed. McClain Lake is a spring-fed body of water in an old quarry — and the beauty of its still surface and rocky ledges is hard to describe. I visited on Sunday morning, when we enjoyed a temperate 80 degrees — and the breeze around the lake was luxurious. A perfect time to enjoy such a beautiful place. It’s just outside of Anderson, near Centreville, but close enough that residents probably refer to themselves as Andersonians.



  1. Your photo is a nice one and makes the lake even more inviting. Your description sounds like it would be a place to visit.

    Comment by Abraham Lincoln — September 4, 2007 @ 9:53 am

  2. What an ideal place to loll around in an inner tube, enjoying the water and the sun.

    Comment by Annie — September 4, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

  3. I am glad you got to stop by. I am currently building on this old lake and hope my kids have years of enjoyment of it. The lake is beautiful and clear. The lake has several different types of aquatic life. Just before dark the Chimney sweeps appear and swoop down for water. The lake has had a few Geese this year and it seems to be a secret because only a few come at a time. We enjoy floating on rafts and just relaxing. I can not wait until the house is complete, so that every morning and evening I have this view to enjoy!


    Comment by Derrill Hiott — September 5, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

  4. New to Anderson, no idea where this is. Any directions? I get lost in my closets, and I swear they move things around at night.

    Comment by Emma — September 12, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

  5. Whitehall to Lakewood Ln to McClain Lake Subdivision. (on Left)

    Comment by Derrill Dray Hiott — September 26, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

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