Community Coverage: Lake Alan Henry Leads Visitors To Post - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/23/07

Community Coverage: Lake Alan Henry Leads Visitors To Post

Lake Alan Henry is 22 miles southeast of Post. The great fishing and boating draws folks from all across the country here to West Texas.  More recently, visitors are starting to call the lake home.

It began as a water source for Lubbock, but Lake Alan Henry has developed into much more. It's a destination for boaters. 

"On weekends, it's a constant flow of boats," Post Tourism Director Wanda Mitchell said. 

Anglers hit the shores too.  

"It's been nice every time we've been out here," Tammie Setliff said. 

That's good news for the Post population.

"Lake Alan Henry brings lots of traffic through Post, and so our restaurants, our service stations, our motels, they all have done great because of Lake Alan Henry," Mitchell said. 

Most visitors would dock their boat at the City of Lubbock docks, but just up the lake is Northridge.  It's the newest development at Lake Alan Henry, and it's growing fast.

"We're about 80% full," Northridge owner-developer Clyde Kitten said. 

Kitten purchased property along Lake Alan Henry's north ridge back in 2000.  Now, several people call the lake home, at least during parts of the year.

"We've only got about three or four that live here permanently.  There will be more.  It's mainly vacation homes," Kitten said. 

The owners come from all over.

"New Mexico, Midland-Odessa area and I've sold some to California residents and Rhode Island.  With the lake being number one fishing in the state, why it's got a lot of recognition, and it's bringing people from all over," Kitten said. 

So, whether your jetting across the crystal waters, or relaxing along the shore, those who come to Lake Alan Henry say...

"This is by far the best lake in West Texas," Kitten said.    

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