Word of mouth
about the community did spread about this oasis and it was a relief to
African Americans that they could go to a place and relax as well as
were welcome. This led to other black families buying
lots and constructing their own cottages in the 1930s. Most Fox Lake
vacationers came from Indianapolis, though many came from other cities
and other parts of the country. The community blossomed and was a
popular spot for many big named musicians to perform.The resort housed
many amenities such as a clubhouse, tennis
courts, horseshoe pits, and basketball hoops.
This resort appealed to the younger generation of African Americans. Those that lived a short distance away came to swim, dance as well as socialize with others. There was also black troops stationed in Fort Wayne (Baer Field) and they were invited to the resort during their free weekends.
The resort also held a ton of annual meetings of African American fraternal organizations as well as alumni
groups. It also housed Sunday School on the beach.
Today Fox Lake is still a predominately black community. Many of the lake cottages have been inherited and past down from the original owners.