Our lake was given the name Bald Eagle by Arza C. Crosby. While on a hunting excursion and looking for land he and some friends came upon and killed a bald eagle on the island in the lake.
Crosby and his family had immigrated to this area in 1833 from New York state, and settled on land that had been taken from the Potawatomi in the Treaty of 1828. The title deeds were signed by then President Andrew Jackson. More info on earlier history
Summer Water Birds
Great Blue Heron
Eastern King Bird
Spring & Fall Migrators