Even though they approved the master plan over a year ago, Bibb County is still working to find the money to fund more than $38 million in upgrades at Lake Tobesofkee.
Commissioner Joe Allen said they're trying to find some public-private partnerships to make it all possible.
Monty Beverly and his friend Roger Riner brought their crickets, poles and buckets to fish out at Lake Tobesofkee.
Riner said, "That's what we're doing now trying to catch fish for a fish fry."
It's been a while since the pair has hit the lake, but they noticed a few things right away.
"It's a nice camping area and all like they got," said Beverly. "They really redone it. It really look good out here now."
Even more upgrades are in the works with the master plan, including more pavilion space, cabins and a water park. Commissioner Joe Allen said they're just waiting on the money to fund the more the $38 million in upgrades.
"We've got to get a team together, which the Chairman is writing a letter now, getting people to put it together to start looking at that. How we can do a public-private partnership with someone to come in and help do what we want to do with this park," said Allen.
The plan was approved by county leaders last spring and since then there's only been a few things done.
"Getting to down right doing what we need to do, we've not done it. We've not had the money," said Allen
One thing they have been able to accomplish in the last year is getting out of the old management office which stood at the entrance to Claystone Park for about 40 years. Management says that the floors were falling in and it was an embarrassment to serve as the office. Now they've moved to a temporary location.
Allen showed us the trailer that sits near the boat dock and beach, that now serves at the office.
He said with consolidation coming next year they need to push forward to make these plans become a reality.
Allen said, "Having these new things that we want to do will just generate additional funds for the taxpayers of Bibb County."
Many lake goers look forward to more activities to enjoy.
Beverly said, "It'd be nice to rent a cabin and stay in it instead of having to camp and be nice for the children for water parks."
Allen said companies interested in joining the public-private partnership can contact the commissioners office at 478-621-6020.
He says there's no timeline set for completing the Master Plan.