This 7,820-acre impoundment offers boating, skiing, and various water sports, as well as fishing for muskie, bass, and crappie. Wildlife is prevalent in the oak and hickory forest and cedar glades surrounding the lake of which 4,019 acres is managed for wildlife. In the first weekend in May comes the Black Powder Rendezvous. Along the shores are ten public-use areas, including two locations at Pomme de Terre State Park
, offering camping, trails, beaches, boat ramps, and marinas. Other lodging is available in nearby towns.