Yankee Lake Community Area
During the 26 August End of Season Gathering, our Basketball Court fund-raiser will culminate in the Raffle drawings and Bidding Auctions on our Get Hoop'd fund-raiser items.
Raffle tickets can be bought in advance by mail or at YLPA events prior to the 26th. To buy Raffle tickets in advance by mail, use the order form specific to the Raffle prize of interest. Click here to see all of the Raffle offerings.
Checks for Raffle tickets bought by mail must be received by August 21. In addition, you, or another YLPA family member, may buy Raffle tickets in person on the 26th at the End of Season Gathering at the Clubhouse.
You need not be present to win one of the Raffles, but Auction winners will receive their prize on the spot. Raffle winners not present at the drawing will be notified by email or phone. Prizes will not be shipped. Arrangements may be made to pick up prizes in person at a later date.
To order Raffle tickets by mail, click here see printable versions of all of the Raffle forms, then follow instructions in the boxed area of the page.
Quiet, pristine Yankee Lake is a 410 acre man-made body of water located in New York State's Sullivan County (41°35'0 "N and 74°32'41"W), four miles west of Wurtsboro, on the top of the West Shawangunk Ridge in the scenic Catskill Mountains.
Rising 1430 feet above sea level, Yankee Lake is two-and-a-half miles long and varies from one to two miles wide. There are almost nine miles of shoreline. The lake is fed by small streams from the north and west, as well as springs under the lake. Although generally shallow (average of about eight feet), in the areas of the original pond and springs, the lake is thirty to forty feet deep.
According to legend, around 1800 a Yankee named Ellsworth used a canoe or dugout for hunting and fishing and kept it concealed near the shore of a large pond. Dutch hunters found the boat and named the body of water, "The Yankee's Pond." In over two centuries, Yankee Lake has always been known as an "outstanding fishin' hole." And indeed, today it still lives up to that reputation.
For more about the history of Yankee Lake, please go to the history link, and to learn more about the YLPA and the work we do to preserve the tranquil lake and its beautiful environs, take a trip around our web page. More questions? Please contact us.
News & Events 8/16/2017
Thank You, Danny's!
Thank you to Danny's Village Inn for donating a $250 Danny's gift certificate as part of our Basketball Court fund-raising raffle. All Raffle drawings and Silent Auctions will be held at the End of Season Gathering, Saturday, 26 August. Get the full scoop here!
Help! Basketball Court Fund-Raiser!
Join us in a grass-roots effort to raise money to renovate our Basketball Court! As part of the End of Season Gathering on 26 August, we will Rafflie many high value prizes, as well as holding bidding Auctions for additional items. Raffle tickets can be bought in advance, and you don’t need to be present to win. Click here to browse Raffle entries. Auction bidding will all be in person at the event. Browse Auction items by clicking here. If you have items to add, or questions about the fund-raiser, contact Madeline Boyd. To see an overview of the fund-raiser and to see a sketch of the planned new Basketball Court, click here.Read More Read ALL