Silver Lake lies within a subdivision west of the intersection of Carolina Beach and College roads, and is surrounded by homes.
It is not part of the park system of Wilmington. Tara Duckworth of the New Hanover County parks department confirmed the county does not own the lake.
According to residents in the area, the lake is privately owned, but they say people often fish the waters.
Queries to local businesses and the nearby Mary C. Williams Elementary School yielded no clues as to the ownership of the lake.
Silver Lake is the name of the general neighborhood and lies in the 28412 ZIP Code.
Date posted: November 17, 2011
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