Prairie View County Park has a small swimming beach, picnic shelters, hiking paths, and a boat ramp. Hogset Lake is surrounded by public lands giving it an attractive natural appearance. Hogset is connected to bigger and more-developed Gourdneck Lake, which seems to draw more boat traffic.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.