Big sand Lake has 1,041 surface acres, mean depth is 23 feet and has an approximate 8,169,095,314 gallons.That is pretty big. The lake is really broken into several sections. On the Eastern Shore of Big Sand Lake You have Townhomes,Condos and hotels on the South side. Above that you have the hospital and stuff. Stuff like stores and entertainment. On the Western shore you have communities. These communities are mostly non gated mature well shaded communities. There are some newer communities there but as for a majority they are well established. Northwestern Big Sand Lake is pretty much Phillips Landing and is a gated community area
There is a locked boat ramp in Bay Vista Estates on Bay Vista Estates Blvd. You can find it on the West side of the lake. I marked it on the map with the small white asterix. I have been to this launch and it is in great shape. Do not plan on parking a trailer there. You will find that there is not a lot of maneuvering room either. Most boats on Big Sand Lake are smaller and just launched from owner's yards.
Make no mistake Big Sand Lake is more than large enough to do some boating on. There are often boats out on the lake. I know there was once a channel from Big Sand Lake to little sand lake but plant growth and water level may have an effect on your ability to pass through it. I have never tried.
Dr Phillips Community Park
Dr Phillips Community Park is located on the South West portion of Big Sand Lake. This is a really great park and well maintained. It has something for everyone. I highly suggest you go by if you are considering living in the area. You will really like Big Sand Lake.