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Lake Snowden was developed as a part of the Margaret Creek Watershed Project. The dam was completed in July 1970 across a branch of Margaret Creek. Recreation pool was achieved in April 1972. Lake Snowden provides flood control, water supply, and recreational benefits.
The watershed consists of rolling hills, woods, and open fields. The narrow ratio of watershed area to surface area provides good water clarity. Maximum water depth is 42 feet. The shoreline and bottom materials vary from silty clay loam to sandy loam soils. The deepwater structures are limited due to brush removal during the construction phase. Submerged trees, overhanging brush, and rooted aquatic vegetation provide shoreline habitat.
Lake Snowden is 6 miles southwest of Athens and 1 mile northeast of Albany, with access from US-50.
Restrooms at locations identified on Lake Snowden map.