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



Boater's Safety Course - Yates Co. - June 19

The Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will be offering a boater’s safety course. Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old. This course complies with adult certification and persons 14 and older who wish to operate a Personal Water Craft.

*** Please note: All operators of Personal Water Craft must have a boater safety card, regardless of age.

Please place on your community calendar the following boater safety course, presented by the Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit.

This course is between seven and eight hours long and class size is limited to the first 20 students.

Date & time ---- Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:00am to approximately 4:00pm

Location---- Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527

There is a fee of $5.00 per person. Payment must be made with cash, money order, or bank certified check.
No personal checks or debit /credit cards.

** Tickets to attend must be purchased in advance at the Yates County Public Safety Building, 227 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York, Monday, through Friday 8:30 am through 4:15 pm.
Last day to purchase tickets is June 18, 2021.
Payment can also be made in advance by mailing your fee to the Yates County Public Safety Building at the above address, (Attention boater safety) and must be received by June 16, 2021 to be registered. Please make Money Orders or Bank Certified Checks payable to (YCSO-Boater Safety) Please include a note with the attendees’ name, age and contact phone number in the envelope.

Note: We do not break for lunch so bring a drink, bag lunch and/ or snacks. This course is also available on-line by following this link:
Any questions about signing up for the class please call 315-536-5178

See us also at:

Thank you for your cooperation,
Lt. Edwin C. Nemitz Jr. 


2021 KLA & LCC Golf Tournament 7/12/21

Come join the fun!!
2nd Annual KLA-LCC Golf Tournament to be held July 12, at Lakeside Country Club. It will benefit both KLA and LCC. See entry form for details.


Orange buoys on Keuka

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Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership Newsletter- NEW

The Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership was
formed in 2018 to coordinate conservation
efforts on a larger watershed scale. By working
together, we can accomplish greater water
quality goals. This newsletter will highlight our efforts to protect
the beautiful Finger Lakes and will share new ways that you can
become involved. Our first publication offers background
information on the formation of this partnership and our efforts
towards watershed planning.

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Wanted: Volunteers for Macrophyte Survey Program

For more info, visit


HAB Info and Reporting

The KLA would like to recommend three “starter” websites that you can go to and get clear, relevant, and up-to-date information about HABs. The first 2 sites are from the NY Department of the Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the third is from the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

Please use these sites as your first stop:
1. Good overview and up-to-date info on HABs and actions: 

2. A one-page brochure with quick info and pics:

3. A one-page brochure from DOH with quick info and pics:

Note: The first website listed has a link to report the possible HAB to the DEC under "Report It!”. You can fill out a form and email it and post a picture to the DEC. The DEC then notifies our KLA CSLAP representative, Maria Hudson, to take a sample which provides results in a few days.