Otisco Lake

New York

4Listings$100K-$540K$1.2MTotal Value
Otisco Lake, New York

Otisco Lake real estate is regarded as a beautiful, but lesser known, market in New York for lake homes and lake lots.

  • 13Mi. of Shoreline
  • 33Avg. Depth
  • 76Deepest Depth
  • Year Built
    1908
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    2,214
Marinas
(315) 636-8807
1697 Otisco Valley Rd
Marietta, NY 13110
(315) 685-5095
1938 W Lake Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
(315) 497-3006
2810 Fire Lane 1
Moravia , NY 13118
Golf Courses
(315) 784-5052
1839 Benson Rd
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 492-8113
4040 Tanner Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215
(315) 696-8328
4291 Octagon Rd
Tully, NY 13159
Campgrounds
(315) 636-9925
1544 Otisco Valley Rd
Marietta , NY 13110
(315) 834-9458
9439 Riverforest Rd
Weedsport, NY 13166
(315) 420-2269
542 Fire Lane 14
Cayuga , NY 13034
  • Counties: Onondaga County
  • Fish: Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Walleye
  • Interesting facts: Iroquois Indians named the lake meaning "where waters dried away" in reference to the drastic fluctuation of the lake's water level prior to 1869.
Hospitals
(315) 225-7011
17 Lansing St
Auburn, NY 13021
Airports
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13212
30 miles away
Finger Lakes Regional Airport
2727 Airport Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
35 miles away
About Otisco Lake
Quick Commute to Syracuse

Otisco Lake is the easternmost of the 11 finger lakes, located just 20 miles southwest of Syracuse. Conveniences like Syracuse Hancock International Airport, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse University, and more are just a short drive away.

Lake of 2,214 Acres

Otisco Lake is a long, slim body of water running for six miles and covering 2,214 acres. Its waters reach depths of 76 feet and are 33 feet deep on average.

In 1869, a dam was built on Nine Mile Creek and was later rebuilt in 1908 to raise water levels by eight feet.

The Otisco Causeway runs across the southern end of the lake. The historical landmark was initially used for wagons crossing the lake. Now the causeway is impassable but is still a popular location with fishers.

Fun on the Water

Otisco Lake is well-loved for its clear waters, natural landscapes, and proximity to Syracuse. Motorboating, fishing, and swimming are the most popular activities.

The Otisco Lake Marina offers various boat rentals, including pontoons, kayaks, motorboats, rowboats, and more.

The lake is a hit with anglers due to its great variety of fish. It is annually stocked with walleye, brown trout, and tiger musky, but is also noted for excellent catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and perch.

According to routine fishery reports, largemouth bass over 20 inches are commonly recorded at Otisco Lake.

Fishing Derby, Camping, and More

The Otisco Lake Annual Fishing Derby is an event that draws more visitors each year to celebrate the start of bass season.

Otisco Lake Campgrounds offer over 50 campsites for tents, RVs, and more. Located next to the marina, you will have easy access to rentals for ultimate lake enjoyment.

Ten Miles of the Finger Lakes Trail winds around Otisco Lake. The path is excellent for hiking with views of the water, wildlife, and more.

Charming Lake Property

Otisco Lake is a desirable location thanks to its natural beauty, a wealth of recreation, and closeness to Syracuse.