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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The Keuka Lake Association is not on “PAUSE”

The Keuka Lake Association (KLA) is reporting that during the “New York State on Pause” Executive Order they have continued to meet within the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines and plan for the 2020 summer season. Utilizing video and telephone conferences, with the help of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the KLA has been able to continue their program planning for the upcoming year and beyond.
The KLA has a strong membership base, community support and business partners, which has allowed the Association to maintain an extremely stable financial platform. The finances of the KLA support the following programs:
1. Water quality - including overall lake water quality and inflow stream monitoring
2. HABs (Harmful Alga Blooms) " shoreline monitoring
3. Navigation and Recreation " safe boating programs
The KLA is continuing to plan for their annual meeting (virtual or otherwise), which will be held (with permission of DOH) on July 11, 2020 tentatively at Keuka College. The meeting will held is accordance with guidelines established by the DOH and will be announced to the public, as the date approaches.
A similar format is being planned for the Water Quality Summit to be held in August 2020.



As the President of the Keuka Lake Association, I wish to extend our thoughts to all during this COVID-19 crisis and the hope you and your families are weathering the storm.

To help facilitate a favorable outcome for all, we ask that you follow any and all guidelines put in place by our local, state and federal agencies that would be designed to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We will get through this and with all of us working in the same direction and, hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later. 

Dennis Carlson


Helpful Information from the CDC


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)