Keuka Lake State Park, in Bluff Point, New York, is a beautiful destination for a variety of outdoor and water-based activities including hunting, fishing, boating, camping, swimming, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and more. Set in wine country, the park offers views of the vineyards along the surrounding hills. The park is open year-round, but activities are limited during certain seasons. For instance, camping is available between early May and mid-October, as is the shelter or pavilion rental. Swimming season is limited to mid-June through early September, and only between 11 AM and 7 PM.
Pets are permitted in Keuka Lake State Park but must be on a leash of no longer than six feet in length at all times. No more than two pets per campsite and no pet is allowed to be left unattended. Dogs are also not allowed in bathing areas, and you are required to carry proof of current rabies vaccinations.
The vehicle entry fee of $7 is collected from Mid-May through mid-October, but the days the fee is collected varies throughout the season; weekends and holidays during the first and last month of summer season (May to June and September to October), but is collected daily between June and September. Fees for camping range from $18 to $30 per night, not including an additional $5 fee for non-New York residents.
There is hunting available in the area, but all applicable rules and regulations have to be followed. A valid hunting license is required. Turkey, deer, and duck hunters must sign in at the park office and stay within boundaries established for hunting areas. For additional information, see the Keuka Lake State Park website or call them by phone.
If you follow common courtesy and clean up after yourself and your pet, Keuka Lake State Park can be a wonderful, beautiful destination for all your outdoor adventures.