• 6Mi. of Shoreline
  • 15Avg. Depth
  • 29Deepest Depth
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    780
Campgrounds
(607) 292-3210
4241 Co Rd 25
Dundee, NY 14837
Lakeview Campsites
(607) 292-3288
14994 NY-54
Dundee, NY 14837
Paradise Park Campground
(607) 535-6600
4241 Co Rd 25
Reading Center, NY 14876
  • Counties: Schuyler County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Smallmouth Bass
  • Interesting facts: Waneta is connected to Lamoka Lake by a small canal.
  • History: The lake is names for the Native Indians who populated the areas between Waneta and Lamoka lake.
Hospitals
(607) 535-8612
220 Steuben St
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Airports
Greater Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624
80 miles away
Penn Yan Regional Airport
2262 Airport Drive, Penn Yan, NY 14527
17 miles away
About Waneta Lake
Located in Schuyler County, New York

Waneta Lake is a 780-acre lake located between the towns of Wayne and Tyrone, New York. Waneta is nestled in the southern portion of the state, 69 miles southeast of Rochester and 87 miles southwest of Syracuse. The closest location for emergency care is the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, 17 miles north. The Greater Rochester International Airport is 74 miles north.

Life on the Water

Waneta Lake is the perfect year-round getaway, with plenty of activities to do! High-speed watersports like boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, tubing, or wakeboarding are popular here. If you’re more inclined to take it slow, no worries, as there is ample space for kayaking, canoeing, or swimming as well. During the winter, the lake experiences high traffic, as it is an in-demand lake for ice skating, ice sailing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Something well-loved throughout the seasons here is fishing. Anglers can expect to catch bass, musky, chain pickerel, bluegill, black crappie, carp, and more. Waneta is also connected to its neighbor, Lamoka Lake, via a conjoined channel. This means there is double the space to explore and opportunities for fun!

What’s Nearby?

The 9,085-acre Sugar Hill State Forest is a gorgeous multi-purpose recreation area with plenty to do for lovers of the outdoors. There are different types of camping sites, almost 50 miles of hiking trails, opportunities for hunting/trapping, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. On the shores of nearby Keuka Lake, there are a wide variety of vineyards and wineries to try. Some of the closest are Ravines Wine Cellars, McGregor Vineyard, Domaine Leseurre Winery, and Living Roots Pop-Up.

A Great Place To Call Home

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Waneta Lake is a perfect choice for a lake home’s lifestyle.