Skip to Content

Keuka Lake Association

― NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ―




5th Annual KLA Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 5th Annual Keuka Lake Association Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15th at Lakeside Country Club. Scramble format, shotgun start at 10AM. Fun day of golf with gifts and prizes all in support of the KLA and our mission to protect and preserve our beautiful lake for future generations. Sign-up your foursome today!

View golf flyer and registration form




KLA Annual Meeting 2024

last update: June 14, 2024

The Keuka Lake Association Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2024 at 9:00 am in the Geiser Dining Room at Keuka College. All members are invited to attend. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30am preceding the meeting.  We hope to see you there!




The KLA office has moved!

last update: June 19, 2024

Our office is now located at the Keuka Business Park.  You can visit us on the second floor in Suite 206.  Please stop in and say Hello!  




2023 Keuka Lake Macrophyte Survey Report

last update: April 4, 2024

The 2023 Keuka Lake Macrophyte Survey Report is now available! Click this link to view.




Keuka Lake Level Video

Have questions about how Keuka Lake's water levels are maintained and why? Check out this video!




Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours

last update: November 20, 2023

Our office will be closed 11/21-12/4/2023 to enjoy some time off with our families. Should you need assistance, please email info@keukalakeassociation.org.  We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!




Upcoming Road Closures around Keuka

last update: March 19, 2024

Spring is fast approaching and with that construction season!
It is expected that work will begin on State Roue 54A on Monday, March 18.
The project limits will begin near County Route 76 thru (north) of Urbana Road, in the Town of Urbana, Steuben County.
Construction will be on a "rolling-base" the entire length of the project will not be single lane but rather divided into sections of active construction.  We anticipate single lane road closures starting on Monday, March 18 and progressing North as work allows.
Traffic will be reduced to single lane with alternating traffic controlled by a temporary traffic signal.  The road is expected to reopen for normal operations by mid-October.




Lake Foam

last update: September 12, 2023

We have been getting inquiries from our members as to what causes this and is it harmful.  Lake foam has been present for many years now.  There is an article on our website that provides some answers.  Click here to learn more!




FEMA Flood Insurance Maps Available for Yates County

last update: July 20, 2023

Do you know your flood risk? FEMA is hosting two Open Houses on Flood Risk and Insurance. If you live in Yates County, this is a
chance to learn more about your updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect yourself from flooding.

The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Attend in person, any time from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Yates County Office
Building auditorium at 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. All are welcome to join. To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time
captioning, or other) call (833) 285-7448, FEMA’s Civil Rights Resource Line. 

Flooding is the number-one natural disaster in the United States. Community members need to know their risk and use the tools and
programs they have, including flood insurance. To learn more or to access the flood maps, visit https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home.
You may also contact a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance Exchange (FMIX) at 1-877-336-2627.




Use Local Firewood this Camping Season

last update: November 21, 2023


Many people like to take firewood from their homes before traveling to a campsite. Invasive pests like the emerald ash borer or Asian longhorned beetle often hitch a ride to new areas in untreated firewood. Transport of untreated firewood across the state has caused outbreaks of these damaging pests. Since 2009, New York State has regulated the movement of firewood to keep the spread of invasives down. Untreated firewood must have been grown in NY and cannot be moved more than 50 miles from where it was grown or its source. Producers of firewood for sale are allowed to declare their business as the source provided the wood was grown within 50 miles of their business and they must maintain documentation. Those moving untreated firewood for their own use must fill out a Self-Issued Certificate of Origin (PDF).

Treated firewood, which has been heated to a core temperature of 160° F for 75 minutes and labeled as “New York Approved Heat-treated Firewood/Pest Free,” can be moved without restrictions. DEC has an interactive map that shows if firewood’s source and its destination are within 50 miles. View the map.

Violation of firewood regulations can result in fines, penalties, and the potential destruction of beloved trees and habitats. The safest way to enjoy a campfire and protect New York forests is to buy and burn local firewood at your destination. Read more about New York’s firewood regulations on DEC’s website.




Operation Dry Water to Stop Boating Under the Influence

last update: May 23, 2023

As boaters look forward to the 4th of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence (BUI) laws. From July 2 - 4, New York State Park Police, the State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Police, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the U.S. Coast Guard, along with other state and local agencies will participate in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign with a national weekend intended for law enforcement agencies across the country to intensify efforts on preventing incidents related to impaired boating and to educate boaters about safe boating practices, including sober boating.

For full press release click here.




2023 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide Now Available

last update: March 25, 2022


A PDF version of the new 2022 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available to download from the DEC website. Hard copies of the guide are currently being produced and guides are anticipated to be available at License Issuing Agents by the second week of April. Hard copies can also be requested by emailing fwfish@dec.ny.gov. Season starts April 1.




HAB Info and Reporting

last update: May 9, 2023

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, Lexie Davis, to take a sample which provides results in a few days.




Keuka Lake - Ducks

MISSION

Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1700 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 Lake Association is a 501(c) (3) organization (a non-profit tax exempt organization under IRS rules). This distinction is defined by our service to the public and how we are mission-driven as opposed to profit-driven.

Gifts, donations and membership dues paid to our organization are used in direct service to the overall mission to preserve and protect Keuka Lake. Membership dues, donations and gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Consult your professional tax preparer if you have specific tax related questions.