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435 Boscobel Ln., Owasco Lake...

Owasco Lake

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Niles

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New York

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1080   Year: 1985 Acres: 5.100  
Joy Vivenzio, Broker

523 Indian Cove, Owasco Lake...

Owasco Lake

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Moravia

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New York

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1474   Year: 2003 Acres: 0.000  
Joy Vivenzio, Broker

Waterfront Cottage on West Side of Owasco Lake...

Owasco Lake

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Fleming

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New York

3 1.0  

Waterfront  Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 693   Year: 1930 Acres: 0.180  
Joy Vivenzio, Broker

Lake property that's uniquely balanced!...

Owasco Lake

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Moravia

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New York

4 3.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2249   Year: 1993 Acres: 7.390  
Melissa Miller Fedrizzi, Agent

Move-in Ready Gem on 127' of Owasco Lake...

Owasco Lake

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Fleming

,

New York

3 2.5  

Waterfront  Home Under Contract

Sq Ft: 2236   Year: 1998 Acres: 0.650  
Bill Krause, Broker Associate

Lot 2 Of 5 West Lake Rd Waterview Lot...

Owasco Lake

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Auburn

,

New York

Lot Sale Pending

Acres: 0.640  
Joy Vivenzio, Broker

Overlooking the West side of Owasco Lake, this home is situated...

Owasco Lake

,

Fleming

,

New York

4 7.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 8440   Year: 2000 Acres: 10.000  

Spectacular sunsets await you as you find your piece of...

Owasco Lake

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Owasco

,

New York

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1128   Year: 1925 Acres: 0.000  

Here is your chance to own a custom built contemporary ranch on...

Owasco Lake

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Auburn

,

New York

3 3.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2756   Year: 2006 Acres: 5.500  

Bring your own vision and sweat equity to this 1920 rustic...

Owasco Lake

,

Moravia

,

New York

4 0.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1260   Year: 1920 Acres: 1.230  

Beautiful Views from this Lot...

Owasco Lake

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Moravia

,

New York

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 0.480  

This house is a real charmer! If you are looking for curb...

Owasco Lake

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Auburn

,

New York

3 1.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1768   Year: 1960 Acres: 0.432  

Located in the Town of Fleming, this ranch has lake rights to...

Owasco Lake

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Auburn

,

New York

2 1.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1143   Year: 1950 Acres: 0.250  

Flexible acreage near Owasco lake that has significant potential...

Owasco Lake

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Auburn

,

New York

Acreage For Sale

Acres: 13.000  
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Owasco Lake Information

Owasco Lake is the sixth largest Finger Lake. It is 10 miles long, located in Cayuga County and covers an area of almost 6600 acres. Owasco Lake is located in Central New York State. It is one of eleven lakes known as the Finger Lakes. Owasco Lake is used as a drinking water supply. There is recreational, residential, agricultural and commercial development around the lake. The area provides a valuable habitat for wildlife.

The name "Owasco" is derived from the Indian word "Wasco" which means "outlet" or "floating bridge." A second derivation of the name is from the Indian word "Osco" that means "crossing place."
Are Jet Skis permitted on Owasco Lake? Yes
Can you Swim in Owasco Lake? Yes
What is the Average water level variance at Owasco Lake? Summer level of Owasco Lake is 713' above sea level. Winter level is 710' above sea level.
Are Boat Docks permitted at Owasco Lake? Docks are permitted but most docks are taken out in the fall and put back in the spring.
Are Power Boats permitted at Owasco Lake? Power boats are allowed. The typical boat is a 19' open bow I/O but there are all kinds and shape of boats on he lake. There are not many if any real big boats. There are also a fair amount of sailboats.
What are the Nearby Cities to Owasco Lake? Syracuse is the closest large city. Rochester is around an hour.
What is the Closest Airport to Owasco Lake? Both Syracuse and Rochester have good sized airports. Ithaca also has an airport. Ithaca is around 1/2 hour.
What are the Building restrictions at Owasco Lake? There are 6 towns around Owasco Lake and each town has its own zoning laws but they are pretty easy to deal with. They understand the tax base the lake houses give them.

Owasco Lake
Fishing Information

Although the shore line can be the enemy to a speeding boater, it is the home of warm water species. When you get inside the buoys crank baits, spinners and jigs are the tools of the day. It is not unusual to limit out on northern pike, and smallmouth bass and newly introduced walleye pike in sections of the lake. The local anglers association introduced walleye pike. As you move south and find the fifty foot depth it is time to consider trout fishing. From this point south the lake drops off to its deepest spot of 170 feet across from Conklin Cove. This deepest part of the lake is about 1 1/2 miles long.

The principal species of cold water fish are lake, brown and rainbow trout. Smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish have a healthy population also. Both the south and north ends of the lake because of the rocky structure hold smallmouth bass, panfish, northern and walleye pike. You can fish for trout all year, even through the ice but the prime trout season is during May and June. During hard water angling season people direct their energies to catching trout, panfish, and smallmouth bass.

At the south end of the lake you'll find Owasco Creek and on the northeast part of the lake is Dutch Hollow Creek. Both creeks carry a spring run- off drawing bait fish followed by the predators. Most trout are caught while trolling but if you are a still fisherman then use sawbellies to entice the trout to bite. During the summer months you'll find the hard core trout anglers trolling along the thermocline in 10 to 20 feet of water and the shore fisherman casting, using sawbellies as bait. The trout meet the net in the spring as anglers flat line 50 to 75 feet behind boat. For the trout angler in winter fishing from shore, drifting egg sacs is the productive presentation.

Jigs and crank baits will put smallmouth bass in your live well. For the anchored angler proven bronze back catchers are red worms, crawdad and minnows. If you decide to direct your energies to northern pike and largemouth bass angling, then work the weeds and wood stickups casting bass taking lures. When anchored off the weedline productive live bait pike catchers use sucker chubs. Lures like crank baits, spinners and rattletraps bring fish to the net. For the walleye angler, slow trolling a worm rig and spinners bring the fish to the net. At the south end of the lake you have the Town of Moravia where Fillmore Glen State Park is located and at the north end in the Town of Auburn is where will find Melrose Park.


Owasco Lake
Boating Information

There is a launch site in the town of Auburn at the north end of the lake in Emerson Park. As you enter the lake you will notice the line of buoys along each shore from one end of the lake to the other. These markers are for the benefit of the boaters. The shoreline is rocky and levels off around seven to ten feet. Beneath the surface are numerous rock islands that will do damage to the lower housing of your motor.

Owasco Marine Sea-Doo 315-253-0693, 7017 Owasco Rd, Auburn, NY 13021-9686, Boat Dealer

Southshore Marina 315-497-3006, 2810 Fire Lane 1, Scipio Center, NY 13147

Complete Boat Works Inc 315-252-2833, 2760 Sand Beach Rd, Auburn, NY 13021-5649 Boat Repairing, Boat Dockage & Storage

Trade-A-Yacht Marina Inc 315-258-9096, 147 Pulsifer Dr, Auburn, NY 13021-5430

Skaneateles Marina 315-685-5095, 1938 W Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9675


Owasco Lake
Camping Information

Camp Rotary 315-784-5019, Sam Adams Ln, Auburn, NY 13021

Fillmore Glen State Park 1686 St. Rte. 38, Moravia, NY 13118, Phone: (315) 497-0130

Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long, narrow gorge. Its hiking trails offer spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. The park has 60 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet. In winter, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are permitted on unplowed roads. Directions: Route 38, 1 mile south of Moravia. South of Owasco Lake. Seasons/Hours: The campground is open mid-May to mid-October. The gorge trails are closed in winter. Deer hunting is permitted in season. Pets: Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. Not allowed in bathing areas.


Owasco Lake
Local Area Businesses

Dutch Hollow Country Club 315-784-5052, Benson Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

Auburn Golf & Country Club 315-253-0359, E Lake Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

Owasco Country Club 315-252-3580, E Lake Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

Finger Lakes Scuba 315-252-8683, 11 Dill St, Auburn, NY 13021-3605


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