Cuba Lake

New York

$1.9MTotal Value
Cuba Lake, New York

The Cuba Lake real estate market is a tight inventory marketplace for lake property in New York.

Cuba Lake is a mid-sized New York lake, and has 6 miles of shoreline. Pittsburgh International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 245 miles away.

  • 6Mi. of Shoreline
  • 20Avg. Depth
  • 46Deepest Depth
  • Year Built
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
(716) 676-3225
6629 Abbott Rd
franklinville, NY 14737
(716) 676-3737
8764 NY-98
Franklinville, NY 14737
(716) 676-2776
3900 Jarecki Rd
Franklinville , NY 14737
  • Counties: Allegany County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Interesting facts: Cuba Lake is the largest artificial body of water in the state.
  • History: Was first called Oil Creek.
(585) 968-2000
140 W Main St
Cuba, NY 14727
Pittsburgh International Airport
1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231
245 miles away
East Arcade Airport
5853 Java Lake Rd, Arcade, NY 14009
31 miles away
About Cuba Lake
Convenient to Buffalo, New York

Cuba Lake is the largest human-made reservoir in the state of New York. It is located north of the Village of Cuba, in western Allegany County, and is 68 miles from the city of Buffalo.

Cuba Lake was initially created in 1858 to be a source of water for the Genesee Valley Canal system. The reservoir is 445 acres in size, with six miles of shoreline. It is relatively deep as well, with a maximum depth of 46 feet and a mean depth of 20 feet.


Cuba Lake is considered a great fishing spot by local anglers. The beds of aquatic vegetation offer the perfect habitats for many fish to hide away in. Walleye are the main predator species living in Cuba Lake, and fish are often caught in the 15-20 inch size range.

Northern pike grows to an even more extensive reservoir with 36-inch fish surprising anglers when they hit their hook. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are also popular species caught here. Multiple species of panfish are found lurking in the waters, with yellow perch being the dominant species.

Cuba Lake is also an excellent place to fish for common carp, and anglers are encouraged to experience the fun of fighting these fish that can exceed 20 pounds.

Fun in the Wilderness

Just north of Cuba Lake is the Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area. This 4,560-acre swathe of land mainly consists of rolling hills, forests, small fields, and marshes. The area gets its name from a human-made bog inside the property.

Visitors can enjoy hunting/trapping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and hiking around the area.

Enjoy A Piece of Paradise

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Cuba Lake is an excellent choice.