This Lake is hardly 4 sq.km in area, for picnickers, The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake for pleasure boating facilities in the year 1973, Another added attraction of the Ooty lake is the Mini Train and an Amusement park & The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. During the summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organised for two days Boating is the prime attraction at the lake. The boat house offers boating facilities with Paddle boats, Row boats, and Motor boats, The other notable features include a canteen run by the TTDC and pony rides in front of the boat house. The lake has had continuous problems with rapidly proliferating weeds (water hyacinth). The officials of the Public Works Department (PWD), have been continually working to clean the lake of the weeds.According to a study conducted by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Ooty lake is the most polluted water body in the state and its water is not fit for potable purposes.