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Skaneateles Lake, NY

Lake Size: 8,800 Acres
Deepest Depth: 315 ft
Latitude: 42.8625
Longitude: -76.372778
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 863.27 ft
Counties: Onondaga County
Cities: Skaneateles

Information: In 1969, the Skaneateles Lake Pure Water Association, Inc. was incorporated to protect and preserve Skaneateles Lake and its Watershed. In 1971 it received federal tax exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. In 1992 the Tri County Skaneateles Lake Association, an unincorporated association, was formed to continue and expand the work of the corporation. In 1999, these entities were merged and an amendment was filed with the State of New York changing the name to the Tri County Skaneateles Lake Pure Water Association, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Our tax exempt status was continued and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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The lake supports a healthy population of both cold and warm water species of fish, which includes lakers, bows and brown trout, with a growing Atlantic salmon fishery. There are four private launches and one state launch. The state launch is accessible from the northwest side.
The lake has long been popular for recreational sailing. Regattas with yachts from other lakes as well as Skaneateles began in 1847. The Skaneateles Country Club now has a boating center. The Lightning, a racing dinghy, was designed and produced in Skaneateles, as was the Comet. There are few marinas or other commercial facilities on the lake shore. Controls are stringent, because the lake is a source of water for the City of Syracuse. There is a New York state public boat launch site located on the west side of the lake just south of the Skaneateles Country Club marina. The town of Spafford has a public boat launch near Borodino on the east side of the lake about four miles south of the Skaneateles Sailing Club. Glen Haven, at the head of the lake (The Finger Lakes flow South to North), offers a marina and docking. Cruises are available from the village. A mailboat serving cottages along the lake also carries passengers.

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