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



Boating Advisory - Keuka, Canandaigua & Seneca

With the heavy rains of yesterday and last evening many creeks and gulley’s that empty into the Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua Lakes have washed assorted debris into the lakes and they can be a floating hazard to navigation. Boaters are cautioned to be observant of floating tree limbs, logs, stumps, and misc. debris in the water.

A reminder that it’s the NYS Navigation Law on Keuka and Canandaigua Lakes to be no more than 5 mph within 200 feet of shore and on Seneca 100 feet from shore. Any hidden obstructions likely to be inside those distances.

Sheriff Ron Spike


Boater Safety Course 5-20-17

On May 20th, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum is offering the NYS Boater Safety Course, taught by Scott Johnson, FLBM Trustee and NYS Certified Instructor.

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe boating operations, and is open to students ages ten and up.

The course will be held at the Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, from 10AM to 6PM. There is a $30 program fee for members and $35 for nonmembers. Students ages 18 and up are required to pay a $10 fee to NYS.

Preregistration is required. Register by calling the Museum at 607-569-2222 or e-mailing


Keuka Lake Fisheries Investigation Update June 12

Brad Hammers, the DEC region 8 biologist that has investigated the alewife die off and the health of the Keuka Lake fisheries, has agreed to present the findings from the DEC 2016 surveys and the corrective actions being considered at the State of the Lake meeting to be presented by Dr. Tim Sellers in June. The meeting will take place at 6:30PM on June 12 in Hegeman Hall (room 109) at Keuka College. All members of the KLA and the general public are invited to attend.


Boat Launch Steward Program

Volunteers needed!
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Water Quality

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Wat

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies
DEC launches "Look for the Zero" campaign to urge homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer
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Navigation & Recreation

Help Keep Fishing Great!

Help us (NYS-DEC) keep fishing great in your favorite lake (KEUKA)! 

Become an Angler Diary Keeper today. 
Click on and read the attached PDF now!

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