You can swim, jet ski, ride your boat, etc... To swim, you have to go to one of the boar docks, the bigger one, and as you enter the dirt paring lot, walk to the left, where the big smooth rocks are. You have to climb down to the water for a dip. The rocks are big and smooth enough for you to lay down on it, just keep an eye out for pieces of broken glass bottles. You can jump off some of the rocks, just watch out the depth of the lake before you jump... or just watch some of the local kids... Jumping off the rocks into the water is not allowed, keep an eye out for the park ranger or you might end up with a ticket.
The Road Around the Lake
You can drive on the road that surrounds the lake, for an overview of the lake. The road is windy and offers various different views of the lake from different angles. If you drive for awhile, you will pass a bridge over a mini canyon -- it's worth checking it out. I didin't actually drive all the way down the road, because i really wanted to get in the water, so we turned the car around when we could no longer see the lake. =)
Ghost Ranch - Inspiration at every turn
"Pedernal - artist's inspiration"
Georgia O'Keefe is quoted as saying of Pedernal, the flat-topped mountain seen looming in the south, "God told me if I painted it often enough I could have it." Even for those of us without her talent, the mountain draws one's eye in every light and mood.
"Labyrinth - walking inspiration"
Awe-inspiring surroundings, especially those that seem inhospitable to human life, have long inspired inward journeys of the spirit. Walking the outdoor labyrinth - one path leading to the center meditative space - is a wonderful aid to that process, allowing time to quiet the mind and listen for guidance.
"Wide-open spaces - movie-maker's inspiration"
This cabin, left over from the filming of "City Slickers," sits amid scenic splendor that still draws photographers, such as these two visitors from the Netherlands. Once again, Pedernal anchors the view.