Fellows Lake FAQ's
Alcoholic Beverages: Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in Fellows Lake and Park are absolutely prohibited.
Amphibious Vehicles are prohibited. The primary purpose of this reservoir is to impound water to supply Springfield with drinking water. The recreational activities therefore must be limited to maintain the integrity of this water supply.
Baptisms are prohibited. Baptisms have been allowed in the past; however, the frequency and size of the events were to the point of causing water quality concerns so a decision has been made to no longer allow baptisms in Fellows Lake.
Boat HP: The rules specifically state- “The horsepower (hp) on the boat shall not exceed 40 hp manufacturers’ rating on the motor head as shown on the ID plate, or the hp established by the Outboard Boating Club of America (OBC) horsepower capacity curve for the size of the boat to which said motor is attached.” This does not allow for boats with the motor/drive system elevated out of the water or removed impellors. Any boat not meeting the above requirements will need expressed consent, which is very rare, from City Utilities.
Camping: No overnight camping is allowed.
Collecting: Do you allow surface collection of legal natural items, such as leaves, shells, small rocks, and small invertebrate fossils, for personal collection on your public property, such as Fellows Lake? No. nothing can be removed from the property at Fellows Lake.