Busse Reservoir has a total area of 590 acres with 20 miles of shoreline. Three separate "pools" exist. The main pool (419 acres) and the south pool (146 acres) have boat launches and allow sailboats, rowboats, kayaks, and canoes. The north pool (25 acres) is shore fishing only. The islands are bird sanctuaries and are home to numerous great blue heron and white egrets. Water depths range up to 14 feet.