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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To Preserve and Protect Keuka Lake



Starry Stonewort Removal 10/28 B'port

Starry stonewort, highly invasive aquatic species, has infested the mouth of Sugar Creek and is spreading into Keuka Lake. Help us prevent its spread! The Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC) is leading an initiative in the Keuka Outlet and Keuka Lake to control starry stonewort infestations and protect Keuka Lake. The Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension Yates County are providing support. Pat Killen, Jerusalem Town Supervisor, is managing a project on Saturday October 28 to remove starry stonewort from Sugar Creek and Keuka Lake. The Finger Lakes Museum has generously agreed to lend kayaks and canoes to assist with this project. We need to recruit volunteers willing to wade into the shallow waters (less than 3 feet deep) and use garden rakes to remove starry stonewort. Volunteers will also use kayaks and canoes to shuttle bags of removed starry stonewort to the shore for removal to an off-site compost area. Volunteers will meet at the DEC Sugar Creek launch next to the Branchport library on 54a at 9am on Sat 10/28. The event will go no later than noon and will be followed by a pizza lunch for volunteers. Volunteers should bring garden rakes of they have them, and if they have wet suits they should bring them as well. The water is shallow enough for wading but please bring a life vest if you have one. We discourage waders due to the risk of them filling if someone stumbles or trips. Wear skin tight leggings or shorts for going in the water, and we recommend sports sandals or water shoes to protect your feet.

Please let Emily Staychock, Cornell Cooperative Extension, know if you’d like to volunteer: Please provide a phone number we can contact you at if needed.

Thank you!


Trout Stream Management - DEC Public Meetings

DEC to Hold Public Meetings in Steuben and Livingston Counties on Trout Stream Management in New York State
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management. The meetings will provide an overview of the state's approach to trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout stream waters.

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams.

The upcoming meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

Since 1990, DEC has generally managed trout streams for a desired catch rate. DEC fisheries managers seek to examine how well the current management goal fits the purpose of satisfying the desires of today's recreational trout stream anglers. Understanding the fishery characteristics valued most by trout stream anglers will help DEC biologists identify and develop effective future management strategies.

Additional information on trout stream management, the purpose of the public meeting series, and the dates, times, and locations of additional meetings are available on DEC's website.


New Free Fishing Days Announced

Anglers can look forward to four new annual Free Fishing Days in New York State. The new dates are:
November 11, 2017 - Veterans Day
February 17-18, 2018 - weekend preceding Presidents Day
June 23-24, 2018 - last full weekend in June
The requirement for a fishing license is waived on these days, so it’s the perfect time to introduce someone to the sport or invite friends or family from out of state.

Water Quality

Algae Blooms 2017 Part 1

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Water Quality

Alga Blooms Part 2

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