FERNDALE LAKE. Ferndale Lake, once known as Ferndale Club Lake, is located in the Cypress River basin seven miles southwest of Pittsburg in southwestern Camp County (its center is at 32°57' N, 95°04' W). The lake was built in 1909 with the construction of the earthen Ferndale Lake Dam on North Lilly Creek and serves recreational purposes. It has a normal capacity of 1,414 acre-feet and a maximum capacity of 2,800 acre-feet. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.