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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Announcement

DEC Announces Talk on Avoiding Nuisance Bears

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will give a presentation on black bears and how to avoid nuisance bear encounters on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at the Frederick Carder Elementary School, 289 State St., Corning. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The discussion will include information about black bear ecology and behavior, as well as steps residents can take to avoid conflicts with bears.


Black bears have increased in number and range across all of southern New York State, including the Southern Tier over the past 35 years. This has led to an increase in the number of bear conflicts in the area.

For information about reducing human-bear conflicts, visit DEC's website.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/77537.html


Announcement

DEC Reminds Ice Anglers to Remove Fishing Shanties

All ice fishing shanties must be removed from ice on water bodies by March 15. Shanties that fall partially through the ice may be difficult to remove and also create hazards for snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles on the ice. Shanties that remain after the ice has melted away (ice out) also present navigation hazards for boats.

State regulations that require ice shanties to be removed are based on the average date when good ice still exists on waters, not on the actual thickness of ice. Shanties must be removed by March 15 even if the ice on a water body is still thick.

DEC can ticket shanty owners who don't remove their shanties, and they face a maximum possible fine of $100.

Note: After March 15, ice fishing shanties can be taken on and off the ice when in use, but cannot be left empty on the ice.


Announcement

NO residential Brush Burning in NYS 3/16-5/14

DEC today reminds residents that with spring approaching, conditions for wildfires will become heightened, and residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.


Violators of the state's open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC's website.

For more information, visit DEC's Learn Before You Burn web page.


Announcement

Keuka Ice

View Keuka and ice


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Announcement

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


Announcement

Sky Lanterns' Danger

With the July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends the tradition of lighting flares around the Finger Lakes also brings more use of SKY LANTERNS. The Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will be on our county waterways.

“These are a recognized fire hazard by NYS Fire Prevention and Control and state code calls for when they are used to be tethered,” said Sheriff Ron Spike, “We have previously had fires caused by the landing of lanterns doing damage when still lit.”

This is a safety issue in the interest of keeping everyone safe and not recklessly causing unwanted fires.