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Stop! Look and Listen!
Our PLE community and other great communities need your help. All of us want to be able to survive this catastrophic virus. Please restrict your own movement, please respect our community and follow self quarantine guidelines and social distancing. This virus knows NO boundaries. It is a global pandemic.
Practice safe hand washing, limit leaving our area on non essential trips to town. Call your neighbors to see if they have a need for something if you must go out. Leave it for them somewhere to pick up like on their deck or porch. Call the business you are going to before you leave to verify they are open or if they have the commodity you are risking your life and your neighbors to go get.
“ This is a historic event and how we react now not tomorrow will make a huge difference. We will miss seeing you all around, but we’d rather miss you now, so we can hug ya later! ”
PLE Board of Trustees
Welcome To Pinnacle Lake Estates
Pinnacle Lake Estates is a private, gated, recreational development that has grown around a 130 acre reservoir. The lake got it’s name from the large rock formation that juts up over 100 feet from the bottom of the lake. Pinnacle Lake Rock Shelter Site is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Amenities and Services
Pinnacle Lake Estates offers the lot owners many amenities that are paid for with funds raised through annual association dues. Some of the things you will find at Pinnacle Lake are:
- A beautiful lake that is fed by natural springs, as well as several streams and wet weather creeks.
- Picnic areas that boast a swimming beach, swimming dock, picnic tables, BBQ pits, picnic pavilion, playground, water, and bath house with hot water, showers and restrooms.
- Our campground (no electric service) is below the dam, near the lake outflow pond and skirted by Pinnacle Creek.
- Boat slips are leased to lot owners for an annual fee.
- A private road system with gated entrances that are controlled 24/7, year round by electronic systems.
- A convenience store which is open on the weekends from Memorial Day through just after Labor Day.
Activities and Recreation
Fishing: The fish population in the lake is monitored by the Board of Trustees with the help of the Missouri Conservation Department. Anglers of all ages can catch large mouth bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bluegill, green sunfish and hybrid sunfish. From time to time, at the recommendation of the Missouri Conservation Department, fish will be added to the lake by the Board of Trustees.
Land-based anglers can fish from association-owned areas: to the left of the swimming beach, from the boat docks, a small area to the right of the boat docks, and from the dam. Boaters can fish anywhere on the lake, provided they do not land their boat and enter private lots without the lot owner’s permission. Jug fishing, limb-line fishing and trout line fishing are not allowed.
Swimming: There is a roped swimming area with a man-made sand beach and swimming dock. The water in the swimming area ranges to a depth of about 10 feet. There are no lifeguards on duty. Fishing and boating are not permitted in the swimming area.
Boating: During the summer you will see many types of boats on the lake: power boats (maximum 60hp), personal watercraft (maximum 55hp), canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pontoons, paddleboats, and even a water bicycle. You might even see a few water-skiers and tubers being towed around the Pinnacle.
Camping: Lot owners can camp on their own lots or on the campground below the dam. Recreational vehicles may be parked on the owner’s lot. Temporary structures such as tents and screen houses must be removed after each use.
Nature Walks: The roads around Pinnacle Lake Estates offer many opportunities for walking and hiking throughout the area to see plants and wildlife. The campground below the dam is bounded by a stream where nature lovers can see a Missouri stream environment, plants and wildlife.
Wildlife, don’t be surprised if you see, or hear, some deer, fox, bobcat, opossum, raccoon, squirrels, or a groundhog during your rambles, especially in the evening. It’s also likely, depending upon the season, that you’ll see a turkey or two, Canadian geese, wild ducks, kingfishers, herons, hawks, pilated woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and other feathered species. The lake has a resident community of buzzards that circle the lake, high in the sky.
In the mornings you can see them perched in dead trees and in open areas, drying their feathers and warming up in the morning sun. In the summer, a flock of cliff swallows regularly return to the lake to build their mud nests on the walls of selected rocky cliffs. On summer evenings don’t be surprised if you see bats flying around the lake gobbling up insects — of which there are plenty!
As for the plant life, the woods at Pinnacle Lake abound with white oak, red oak, black walnut, hickory, and cedar trees. In the spring, dogwood, redbud and wild cherry are sprinkled throughout the woods. There are also a few catalpa trees and a paw paw tree. Low lying bushes and saplings abound. Wildflowers, ferns and woodland foliage are all over the place.
For more information about Pinnacle Lake Estates, please contact us.
FOR CURRENT OFFICE HOURS
Every Monday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First Saturday of the Month
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Lake Estates
102 Skyline Drive South New Florence MO 63363