Nice easy and calm lake to learn on. Brought my son here to learn to kayak. There is VERY limited boat traffic and the speed limit for the boats is 5mph. So, even if there is a boat it is not a big deal. Some protection from the wind, but not complete protection. Easy put in if you go to the old swimming beach that is just south of the boat ramp.
The fishing is decent in the lake if that's your thing. I have gone out there to fish before and simply ended up paddling around and get lost in myself.
If you head south from the beach and follow the lake around to the bridge there is a beautiful waterfall just under the bridge.