Great Place to take your Grandkids!
I could not possibly disagree more with the ""anonymous"" poster who said ""do not go there"" - then goes on to talk about being harassed, having to pay, etc., by the owners...
Listen, folks - you have to understand the RULES of using private (emphasis on PRIVATE) fishing lakes like this. First, the owners have the right to charge what they see fit for people who are fishing, or not fishing, etc. If you are not willing to pay, then go to a public place.
I took my granddaughter there for her third birthday in 2010, and I could not have been more pleased. She got bites, and she caught fish - including one that was 18 inches! Yes - you pay - you pay for the privilege of using their space and fishing (or having a picnic, or whatever). Then, you pay for the fish you catch by the inch (they do also have some ponds for catch and release of warm water species - but you must keep and pay for all trout caught). It's not cheap. But, neither is the gasoline you have to put in your car to drive somewhere that you might catch some decent fish.
We had such a great time! This is an IDEAL place to take small children to teach them the basics of fishing, where they WILL catch some fish - and, don't forget, folks - they have to buy all of the fish that are put in there for the kids to catch.
Would I go back there? Yes - absolutely!! When my grandkids all get old enough to fish - they will probably also catch their ""first fish"" at Shady Lakes. These folks are friendly, they run a very nice operation, close to town, and maintain it well. I wouldn't hesitate to return.