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Lake Burton Facts

Lake Burton Civic Association

The purpose and objectives of the Lake Burton Civic Association area to promote and maintain the interests and concerns of Lake Burton residents in discovering and resolving mutual problems regarding safety, protection, road maintenance and anything else that affects the welfare of the residents Annual dues are $75. A membership includes two adults, husband and wife, in the same family who are homeowners on Lake Burton. Adult co-owners, other than spouses, are considered to be separate families for membership purposes.

Game Fish

The Lake Burton Fish Hatchery and Moccasin Creek State Park are located on the western side of the lake. The lake is home to several species of fish, including Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Red Ear Sunfish, White Catfish, Walleye, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch. Lake Burton holds state records for walleye (11 pounds) and yellow perch (2 1/2 pounds). Walleye and perch fishing are best in early spring, using minnows fished over weed flats. Catfish are caught all year on a variety of baits. White Bass also reach near record breaking size and average almost three pounds (which tops the average size in most lakes).

Situated on the mountain to the north and overlooking the lake is Waterfall at Lake Burton. Many Lake Burton home owners are members of the club and find it a welcome respite for activities on rainy days. The most famous of all places on Lake Burton is LaPrade's. Originally a fish camp opened in 1925 by the LaPrade's family, the new LaPrades is now a full service marina with slip rentals, boat rentals and the only water front dining on the lake at both the Lakeside Grill and the Water's Edge Restaurant. LaPrades is also noted for the famous faces that show up from time to time. While these folks may be notables, no one takes much notice. It's just that kind of place.