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Keuka

About Keuka Lake

  • Nickname - Crooked Lake
  • Area - 11,584 acres
  • Length - 19.6 miles
  • Shoreline - 59 miles
  • Max. Depth - 183 feet
  • Max. Width - 1.9 miles
  • Elevation - 715 feet
  • Largest Towns - Penn Yan at the North end, Hammondsport at the South end
  • Characteristics - Keuka Lake is Y-shaped with a bluff 800 feet above lake level and the only one of the Finger Lakes with an outlet into another Finger Lake (Seneca). The lake serves as a public water supply for Hammondsport, Branchport, Penn Yan and Keuka College  

Beaches & Parks 

Keuka Lake State Park on Route 54A in Branchport, NY has a boat launch, docks, hiking trails, a playground, camping and restrooms. For a day trip, Indian Pines Park along the same road in Indian Pines Trail offers swimming area, picnic tables.

Red Jacket Park, located on Rt 54 in Penn Yan has a beach with life guard,  picnic area, a pavilion, and restrooms. Keuka Lake Depot Park in Hammondsport has public docks and a beach.

Marinas & Boat Launches

Morgan Marina on Route 54 in Penn Yan, just south of the village, and Penn Yan Boat Launch on Water Street off of Route 54 have docs and boat launches. Visitors can also use Harbor Lights Marina on West Lake Road, 8.5 miles north of Hammondsport.

Things to do on Keuka Lake

Stop along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and enjoy award-winning wines and take in the spectacular beauty of the hills around Keuka Lake. History buffs can stop by Glenn H. Curtiss Museum to explore the Aviation history of the Finger Lakes.

 

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