Photo credit: Scottie Baker of Natúra Productions.

Welcome to the Otsego Lake Association

Our Mission

The Mission of the Otsego Lake Association is to support and further the implementation of the "Plan for the Management of the Otsego Lake Watershed" issued in 2002.  (updated 2007)

Recent News

          Special thanks to Kiyoko Yokota, Paul Lord and two SUNY Oneonta students, we now have a water buoy installed off the shore of 5-mile that will continuously collect water temperature and light intensity data at 15-minute interval at various depths, 24/7. See the press release here.

          We hope you can join us for our 2016 Annual Meeting at the Mohican Farm in Springfield Center on Saturday August 13th, 8:30am Coffee & Donuts, Meeting 9:00am-11:00am. Stay after the meeting for a Tour of Historic Mohican Farm and Spaulding Estate Formal Gardens. Learn more here.

          After many months of hard work by OCCA, OLA, Village of Cooperstown, Local contractors and many others, we now have a fully functioning Boat Wash Station at Lake Front Park Cooperstown.

          The third Annual "We Love Our Lake" boat parade was a huge success. Many thanks to the boat parade committee for all their hard work in organizing the event. Special thanks to the 50+ plus boats that were congregated around 3-mile point and 100+ shoreline spectators who were scattered across 3-Mile Point, Sam Smiths Boatyard/Blue Mingo Restaurant, Otsego Sailing Club, Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown Country Club, Otesaga Hotel, Lake Front Park and a few private residencies. Some pictures of the parade have been uploaded click here. With so many amazingly decorated boats this year it was very difficult for the judges (Scottie Baker, Wayne Bunn, Joan Bunn, Chip Dunn & Timothy Pokorny) to choice just one winner in each category. Congratulations to the following winners.
Antique or Classic Boat: "Narra Mattah"- Jane Forbes Clark

Man-powered: no participants, so we had two Humorous winners.

Original or unusual: "Viking Ship" - Richtsmeier family
Patriotic theme: "Flagship" - Barone family

Joyful/party decor: "We Love OLA" - Breese family
Humorous: "Under the Sea"- Hage family

& "Grape-Full for Otsego Lake" - Rees family.

Grand prize/best of parade: "Viking Ship"

Photo credit: Timothy Pokorny

Upcoming Events

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