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."