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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As the President of the Keuka Lake Association, I wish to extend our thoughts to all during this COVID-19 crisis and the hope you and your families are weathering the storm.

To help facilitate a favorable outcome for all, we ask that you follow any and all guidelines put in place by our local, state and federal agencies that would be designed to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We will get through this and with all of us working in the same direction and, hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later. 

Dennis Carlson


Helpful Information from the CDC



Are you interested in joining the KLA Board of Directors? We are always looking for new prospective Board Members that can contribute to our great cause. If you or someone you know has an interest and shares in our passion to preserve and protect Keuka Lake, we would ask you send a short cover letter and resume. Please mail to the KLA office (PO Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14527) or email to


Brush Burning Prohibited in NYS between 3/16-5/14

DEC 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.

Even though portions of the state are covered in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise. DEC posts a fire danger rating map and forecast daily during fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC's website. Currently, wildfire conditions in the state are low risk.

Historically, open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and the past fall's debris, dead grass, and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation.

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 webpage.


Summer Employment Opportunities 2020

Love the Finger Lakes? Become a Watercraft Steward and get paid to help protect them! The Keuka Lake Association is hiring Watercraft Stewards for the 2020 season. Please see attached applications  for Lead Watercraft Steward/Coordinator and Watercraft Stewards.

Lead Watercraft Steward Job Details (PDF; 621KB)

Regular Watercraft Steward Job Details (PDF; 620KB)


Orange Buoys On Keuka Lake Explained!

When boating and angling on Keuka Lake this year, please be on the lookout for fluorescent orange buoys with flags throughout the lake. Solar-powered lights and reflective tape are attached to the buoys so they will also be visible at night. Up to 20 buoys will be located around the lake for two years as part of a research project.

read full details (PDF; 144KB)


KLA-LCC Golf Tournament July 13, 2020

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament!! The tournament is sponsored by the KLA and Lakeside County Club (LCC) sharing the benefits. Attached is an application for your foursome. Please send it with your check to KLA,PO Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14527. If you have any questions, please call 315-694-7324.

Tournament Details (PDF; 201KB)


KLA-LCC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held July 13, 2020 at Lakeside Country Club in Penn Yan, NY. Details and a registration will be posted on this site soon. In the meantime, there is a form in our March newsletter. if you are interested in sponsoring a hole, please call us at 315-694-7324.