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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Helpful Information from the CDC


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)


Harmful Algal Blooms and Invasive Mussels

Harmful Algal Blooms and Invasive Mussels
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St Seneca Falls, New York 13148

Harmful Algal Blooms and Invasive Mussels - What’s the Connection?

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District and Seneca County Farm Bureau as they host a community conversation about harmful algal blooms and invasive mussels on Tuesday, March 31 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Seneca Falls Community Center.

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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.