A Threat to the Lake

Some within our community may have come across internet advertisements for a business which offers public access to Yankee Lake. The YLPA Board of Directors is aware of this and share the concerns of members of our community that our peaceful private lake is being threatened.

Our rules and regulations state that the “Use of the Lake/YLPA property by clubs, associations, businesses, or other organizations, unless pre-approved by the YLPA Board of Directors, is prohibited.” Moreover, the activities being advertised are in violation of town zoning ordinances for the Neighborhood Residential zone. The Town of Mamakating is aware of the plans of this property owner and has taken action to ensure compliance with all zoning ordinances. We appreciate the prompt and vigorous response by the Town Code Enforcement Officer to uphold the zoning regulations. 

The Board of Directors promptly notified the property owner of the violation of our rules and regulations, which prompted a meeting with the property owner to discuss the situation and our concerns. We have given the property owner the opportunity to correct the violations of our rules and regulations and we are awaiting compliance. 

Please be assured that the Board of Directors will take all actions available to us under the law to protect our Lake and keep it the private, peaceful, and serene place which drew us all to Yankee Lake. 

News & Events 6/15/2018

Art of the Basha Kill

The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will be hosting a new Art of the Basha Kill exhibit, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM, from 3 June – 24 June, at their John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, in Wurtsboro. Meet the artisists and BKAA representatives while enjoying free refreshments at the opening reception, Saturday 9 June from 2-4 PM.


Bass Masters Tournament will be Saturday 23 June from 6 AM to Noon. Cost is $50/boat. Register at the boat with the red flag near the Heyny Islands. Guests must be in the boat with a current YLPA member.


Yankee Lake from Above: Doug Spranger made and edited a 5 minute video taken from his drone copter flying over Yankee Lake. This beautiful sequence was shot in high definition (1080 p), and can be viewed on YouTube at this link.


Our own Dorothy Langseder died peacefully in her Yankee Lake home with her children by her side, on Monday, 5 March 2018. Her Memorial Page can be found here.

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