The part of the lake closest to the parking lot is shallow, there's a sandy area that's used as a canoe launch and it's very shallow. If you walk around the area of the lake before it opens up, there's plenty of spots to stop and looks for the snails. This shallow area is also great for fishing, I've had great luck right before dusk landing bass. Some nights I would catch 5-6 in an hour. Biggest one I caught was about 18", but one of the DEP rangers told me he witnessed someone catch a 2 footer a few years back. Good spot for catfish too!