The Upper Mud is a 306-acre lake and recreation area which totals 1,425 acres.
Paddlers have discovered the calm waters for kayaks and canoes. Several casual put-ins for small craft are located along the roads. Motorized watercraft are limited to 10 hp.
The catch-and-release large mouth bass fishing is recognized as some of the best in the state. There are also bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and muskellunge. Anglers will find many pull-off fishing spots along the roads, as well as a handicapped fishing pier, and a gentle fishing trail near the main, paved boat launch. A second paved boat launch with a gravel parking lot is located in the Left Fork headwater area.
Facilities include picnic shelters and tables, a softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, playgrounds and a swimming beach. The swim beach features a large shower house and a picnic area with shade trees and a beach view.
For strolling or hiking, Upper Mud offers a self-guided nature trail, a lake view trail and the more challenging white-blaze loop trail which tours the hilly, wooded hunting area.
Camp Lake View is situated on the Lake and features free kayaking and swimming for kids every Wednesday during the summer.