By most metrics,
Deep Lake should be called a pond.
Considering that it’s only 300 feet across …
And its circumference is 300 feet less a quarter mile, that sounds more like a pond. But if you consider that its open pool is five times deeper than Lake Okeechobee’s 20-ft depth, and – here’s the icing on the cake – that it isn’t enclosed by a 35-ft tall levee, thus allowing its waters to naturally overflow into the swamp.
By definition, that sounds like a lake to me.