Fake Lake? Social Media Users Accuse Buffalo Springs Lake of Using Other Lake Pictures for Promotion
Is Buffalo Springs Lake using pictures from another lake to make themselves look good? It's an odd question, but one that's worth exploring after two Facebook posts from the popular Lubbock spot have come under fire for using stock pictures of lakes instead of real pictures of Buffalo Springs Lake.
The first post was posted last week on Facebook and didn't really draw too much attention. In fact, the first two comments were from citizens who are still not too happy with the current gate fee which is $15.00 per adult, and adult is anyone 11 years old or older. The post highlights all the activities you can do on the lake, but some on Facebook say the pictures don't appear to be from Buffalo Springs Lake at all. The scenery looks different.
The latest Facebook post was shared Monday morning about relaxing on a dock with chairs that extends into the lake. That's when Facebook users really called out Buffalo Springs Lake for allegedly using a picture of a different lake.
EDIT, AFTER THIS STORY WAS PUBLISHED, THE FACEBOOK POST WAS TAKEN DOWN. BUT HERE IS THE SCREEN SHOT.
AND THE COMMENTS...
I mean, come on --that doesn't even come close to looking like Buffalo Springs Lake. Don't get me wrong, it does look relaxing and beautiful, but it doesn't look like Buffalo Springs Lake. In fact, I bet that lake costs a lot less to access than Buffalo Springs Lake.
Buffalo Springs Lake has been criticized a lot this year on social media. It began with the increase in gate fees which made Buffalo Springs Lake one of the most expensive lakes to get into in the entire State of Texas. Some folks have also been critical of the lack of amenities considering the cost of admission. On Thursday, Buffalo Springs Lake will hold a public forum to discuss new rules including limiting the number of poles someone can fish with to two per person.
Just after publishing this article, Buffalo Springs Lake admitted in a Facebook post's comments that the image used in the "relax" post was not actually Buffalo Springs Lake.