The Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve features 42 acres of woodlands, forested wetlands and native meadows overlooking the beautiful five-acre Carpenter Lake. Interpretive signs, trailheads and numerous benches are located along the nearly one mile of nature trails to assist visitors. Once at the lake, take advantage of the easily-accessible fishing and viewing platforms. Various species of largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, sunfish and minnows inhabit the lake and make it a popular spot with fisherman. The Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve is located on 10 Mile Road just east of Inkster Road along the Ravines Branch of the Rouge River.