​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a valuable aesthetic resource, the area offers opportunities for passive recreational uses, such as hiking, fishing, bird watching, nature observation, and photography. The 1,422-acre property was acquired in 2001 by the City of Norfolk.

A canoe/kayak launch is located just after the causeway from Indian River Road near the entrance to the Stumpy Lake Golf Course. Designed for non-motorized vessels, the launch is also fully ADA-compliant. There is a small picnic shelter nearby. Parking spaces are available for 12 cars and two trailers.

Learn more about the Master Plan for Stumpy Lake Natural Area.