KEOKA LAKE:  History of Our Life on Our Lake


The 400-page book of photos and stories of Keoka Lake will be available for pickup throughout the summer.   Over the past year we have put together a 400-page book of photos and stories of Keoka Lake. 

The book is being sold at cost.  The price is $35 per copy.  If you would like to use a credit card we have added a payment option using PayPal.  We have added a $1.00 charge per book to cover the credit card fees (total of $36 per copy).  If you want to use the credit card option click the button below.  If you would like to send in a check (no $1.00 fee) please print this form to send with your check.  We are not offering shipping options at this time but will hold your books for pickup until Labor Day.

To read more about the making of the book and its contents click here.

Summer is coming!

Scroll for memories of past summers...

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Yoga Paddleboard
Yoga Paddleboard

14-6 Winding Trail Dogs
14-6 Winding Trail Dogs

Mick & NIck
Mick & NIck

Yoga Paddleboard
Yoga Paddleboard

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June Events

We are ready for pickup starting this Friday, June 25.  All credit card pre-orders must be completed by noon Thursday, June 24.

We cannot accept credit cards at the pickup locations - only cash or check ($35 per copy).

June 25 from 9-11:00 am:  We will definitely have the first book pickup at the Waterford Library.

June 26 from 11:00-noon:  The Waterford Library Annual Fraser Garden Walk on the shores of Keoka Lake.  For more information check out the Waterford Library website.

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July Events

July 2 from 9-11:00 am:  Book pickup at the Waterford Library.

July 10 at 8:30 am:  The Annual Board Meeting of the Keoka Lake Association is scheduled for Saturday July 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM, outside at the Wilkins House in Waterford.  This will be a BYO coffee/snack event this year, due to the lingering pandemic.  If rain precludes an outside meeting, the physical meeting is cancelled and we will conduct a zoom meeting at the same time.  

You can purchase KLA History books and KLA50 Seasons of the Lake quilt raffle tickets at this event.  Pre-ordered books will also be available for pickup.

July 31 at 1:00 pm:  8th Annual Bud Lazott Regatta.  Meet at Keoka Beach Campground at the south end of the lake.

  • KLA50 celebration events have been postponed until next year.

  • Check the Waterford website for information on fireworks and Fourth of July events.

8th Annual Bud Lazott Regatta

The Regatta is on this year!  It will be held on July 31.  Participants should meet at the Keoka Beach Campground at 1:00 pm to register.  Sailing begins at 2:00 pm. 

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Boat Ramp Dock Installation

On May 29 a mighty team of volunteers gathered to install the dock that runs next to the boat ramp.  Andy Tabor has been busy procuring and installing marker buoys.  Thanks to all who help keep our lake safe!

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KLA50 Quilt Raffle

This beautiful, queen-size quilt shows the seasons we enjoy on Keoka Lake.  It is being raffled off with the proceeds going to support our 50th anniversary events.  Click for the flyer describing the raffle and tickets that can be sent in along with your check.

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1st Annual KLA Photo Contest

We are kicking off the first KLA Photo Contest.  Prizes for adults and youth (18 and under) will be given in the following categories:


  • Our beautiful lake:  Photos showing off the beauty of Keoka Lake and the watershed area.

  • Our community:  People and pets enjoying the lake.

  • Wildlife:  The flora and fauna in and around the lake - taking care not to disturb them!


Email your photos to with your name, age, location of the photo, and your title for the photo.  Submissions will be displayed in the newsletter, social media, and on the KLA website.  Prizes will be awarded Labor Day Weekend.

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Loon Nest is Deployed

Andy Tabor reports: "I  deployed the loon nesting platform and the five loon warning buoys today.  I had a loon providing close supervision, after he harangued me all afternoon while I waited for the wind to die down slightly.  He was quite impatient about getting his place ready for occupancy; I told him “Two Weeks” but he wasn’t buying it…  Yikes, the water is COLD!"

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Eaglets in the Nest?

John and Claire Pendergast believe there are three eaglets in the nest by Kokosing.  If anyone has a telephoto lens please send us photos for the July newsletter - great opportunity for a photo contest submission.  Watch out loons! 

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KLA50 Summer Event Postponed

Stay tuned for new dates and other KLA50 activities.

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Keoka Lake Association (KLA) is a volunteer organization supported by those who love Keoka Lake, whether they be landowners along its shores, citizens/taxpayers in Waterford who use and treasure the lake or some for whom Keoka Lake holds a special place In their hearts. 

KLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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KLA is committed to keeping our lake beautiful for generations to come.  We need your help to educate and engage all who have the chance to enjoy it through programs, communication, and activities on water quality, wildlife, and invasives.


Get Involved

Supported primarily by member dues, KLA is committed to maintaining the health and safety of Keoka Lake, especially in the face of the threat of invasives, both flora and fauna, and naturally-occurring and man-made environmental threats.  Join us and become a member and a volunteer.