Keuka Lake is the central lake of the Finger Lakes which are located in Western New York.

Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1600 members, provides a unified voice for those who love Keuka Lake.

Our mission is to preserve and protect Keuka Lake and its natural beauty for future generations.

Keuka is a most special Finger Lake because of the unusual 'Y' shape the lake possesses. Keuka Lake's Bluff Point forms the peninsula in the lake giving it this unique shape.

Please join the Keuka Lake Association and help us protect the beauty of Keuka Lake.

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Lake Protection
Educational Resources
To Preserve and Protect Keuka Lake



Life Jacket Use Reminder

Reminder for Lake recreational users.

All persons on board a recreational vessel less than 21 feet in length (including canoes, kayaks, and rowboats) must wear a USCG approved life jacket (PFD) from November 1 to May 1. Stay safe

Invasive Species


Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) has been seen in Yates County. It is an invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on the tree of heaven but can also feed on a wide variety of plants such as grapevine, hops, ornamental and hardwood trees, and others.
What can you do to help?
- Learn more about SLF and how to identify it (see included DEC fact sheet)
- SLF spread primarily through human activity by hitching a ride, so inspect outdoor items for egg masses before traveling
- If you visit states with SLF (see factsheet), inspect vehicles & equipment and gear before leaving
If you believe that you have found SLF:
- Take pictures of the insect, egg masses, and/or signs of infestation
- Note the location
- Email information to the DEC (see factsheet)
- Report infestation to iMapInvasives (see factsheet)
- Contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office for more information or questions:
Laura Bailey, Natural Resources/Invasive Species/Watershed Educator, (315) 536 â�" 5123
For more information:

Navigation & Recreation

State of the Keuka Lake Fisheries

Brad Hammers from the region 8 DEC office in Avon presented his findings on the state of the Keuka Lake fisheries to a standing room crowd of over 100 members of the general public on June 12, 2017. The presentation available at (presentation available below), contains their findings and recommendations including changes to their stocking plans and efforts to increase monitoring of the lake including a forage study and expanding the Angler's Diary program to include warm water fish. The entire 45 minute presentation and over an hour of Q&A that followed was recorded and will be posted shortly.

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