A Brief History:  Laurel Lake was formed approximately 40,000 years ago when the last glacier receded from Long Island.  Laurel Lake is a kettle hole lake that consists of 30 acres and is 47 feet deep.  It is one of the cleanest lakes on Long Island because when there is a storm there is no runoff water that deposits into the lake.  There are many types of fish that live in Laurel Lake, such as blue gills, brown bullhead, chain pickerel, large mouth bass, pumpkin seed, trout, white perch, yellow perch, and fresh water jellyfish. 

Haunted History:  Years ago there was an old campground on the site, that is now mostly rubble, that an old man used to be in charge of.  It is said that the spirit of the old man lurks around the woods.  Supposedly if you go there at night the spirit of the old man will chase you out.  People claim to hear growling, footsteps, and feelings of being constantly watched when you’re in the woods.  In 1998 there was a report of three teenaged kids going into the woods after dark, and they said that they were being chased by a fat old man who was growling and muttering words at them.  People believe that the angry old man is the one that used to run the campgrounds years ago, and is disgruntled, because the campsite was torn down. 


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