I`m painting with watercolor and acrylic because of their portability, and I`m appreciating just how versatile oil paints are. I wish I had them with me. This place is subtle and gorgeous. Driving by, you would see the lake and maybe assume the park was all about boats. Being man made from a canyon, the lake has many coves and bays which are lovely. The hiking is mostly vertical with rewards for the effort. The oaks alone are worth a visit.