Keuka Lake

Newslinks and Resources for Keuka Lake - a Finger Lake and part of the Rochester, NY area's environment   


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"Keuka LakeLocated in the heart of central New York wine country, Keuka Lake lies 17 miles southwest of the City of Geneva. Shaped like a Y, Keuka ranks third in size among the Finger Lakes. The hamlet of Branchport is located at the tip of the lake's northwest arm and the Village of Penn Yan tips the northeast arm. At the lake's south end is the Village of Hammondsport." NYS DEC














Keuka Lake NewsLinks

It's important to monitor the health of our Finger Lakes, which is a part of our regions environmental health.


  • Toxic algae found in Keuka Lake The Yates County Sheriff is warning residents after toxic algae was found in Keuka Lake. Sheriff Ronald Spike says blue-green algae has been found in the north end of the lake. As a result, public park swimming has been closed at Red Jacket Park and Indian Pines Park. (August 4, 2017) WHEC Rochester [more on Keuka Lake and Water Quality in our area]


  • Keuka Lake park backers get boost - Citizens trying to save land to honor Curtiss are given $500,000 check — A group of citizens scrambling to turn a wilderness plot along Keuka Lake into a public park honoring aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss has raised half of the $1.35 million needed to try to seize the land from developers. A California charity sent a $500,000 check this week from an anonymous donor who, during a recent trip to New York's Finger Lakes region, read about the long-running feud over whether to preserve or develop the largely unobstructed lakefront in the time-warp village of Hammondsport. (July 21, 2006) Democrat and Chronicle


  • Spagnoletti: No salt in Keuka Lake HAMMONDSPORT -- Runoff from an old Steuben County road salt stockpile on Route 54 has not made its way into Keuka Lake, according to Steuben County Public Works Commissioner Vincent Spagnoletti. (June 30, 2000) Local Online



Resources for Keuka  Lake

If you live near Keuka Lake perhaps one of these resources can be a way for you to become involved with your lake's health. 

  • Keuka LakeDEC Region 8 
  • Keuka Lake Association "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 Lake is the central lake of the Finger Lakes which are located in Western New York. 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 Keuka Lake giving it this unique shape. Please join the Keuka Lake Association and help us protect the beauty of Keuka Lake."