Looks and sounds like nice place. I guess the "pond" is pretty big? One thing I've noticed is everywhere I've gone people tend to apply different names to bodies of water. A pond in my neck of the woods is usually not big enough for a boat but by your description its quite big.
Short side story, me and my cousin were on the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. There was body of water marked on the map there called "lake Jacob". We set up our tents at the campground, went to the canyon, on the way back we decided to visit Lake Jacob. After following the signs around in circles for about an hour we gave up and returned to the campground, we asked one of the people at the campground where Lake Jacob was and she points across the way not far from our campsite to this
This is a natural body of water and the largest natural body of water 100's of miles in any direction. Guess thats why it gets the name lake. They are hard to see but there is deer up in the left side of the picture. The "Lake" is cut off but its really not much bigger than what you see. Maybe 1/3 or 1/2 cut off.
Edit: This really doesn't belong in this forum., I'm moving it to off-topic.