The lake is fed by a creek leading to the Los Santos Inlet. It has a murky color and, due to a glitch if the player partially or fully submerges a vehicle in the water, the vehicles are invisible if viewed from the surface, hence the term "ghost lake". There are several large boulders sticking out of the water, as well as a "leaning tree", which is not fully solid.
- There is a very shallow section of water at the far eastern edge of the lake that is safe to drive vehicles across; it is shown as a bridge on the map.
- If other characters besides Carl Johnson enter the lake, the parts of them below the surface are also invisible.
- When viewing from underwater, the opposite is true; the submerged part of the vehicle is visible however the non-submerged part is invisible.