The Great Sacandaga Lake Association is a member supported organization on the Great Sacandaga Lake in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. Membership is open to people who work, recreate, visit or live on the Great Sacandaga.
GSLA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH A NYS BOATER SAFETY COURSE:The Association anticipates increased demand for the NYS Boater Safety Course in the 2014 Boating Season because of the implementation of the New Boater Safety Law (see below). Individuals will previous teaching experience and interest in volunteering to teach are asked to email the Association. See VOLUNTEERS.
GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW BOATER SAFETY LAW: Governor Andrew Cuomo released a press statement on the implementation date and extent of the new law. See NEW LAW.
ANNUAL GSLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Minutes for the Annual Membership meeting on August 16, 2013 are available at GSLA Comments.
2013 WATER QUALITY STUDY (FIRST AND SECOND INTERIM REPORTS): The second and final interim report results have been received by the GSLA and are posted under GSLA Reports. The 2013 Water Quality Study indicated that all sites tested fell within acceptable recreational levels.
A copy of the reports are available by request through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________________________
The Great Sacandaga is a man-made reservoir providing recreational opportunities to residents and visitors alike in all four seasons of the year.
The Great Sacandaga Lake is a 29 mile long reservoir with 125 miles of shoreline and a total capacity of 37.75 billion cubic feet located in Saratoga and Fulton Counties in New York State. The lake was completed in the early 1930's and benefited commercial, electrical utilities and flood control interests. Waters released from the Conklingville Dam continue through the Sacandaga River until meeting the Hudson River and eventually the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Towns on the lake include Mayfield and Broadalbin in the South and Northville, Edinburg and Day in the North. The lake is protected by the Adirondack Park Agency and the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
Since the 1930's, the Great Sacandaga Lake has evolved into a four season recreational destination for residents of the North East. The lake is home for Northhampton State Park operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and public boat launches as well as marinas. Lake activities include golfing, camping, fishing, motor and sailboating, water skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
The Great Sacandaga Lake Association (GSLA) extends a warm welcome to all visitors to the Great Sacandaga regardless of the season! The GSLA appreciates the membership support which allows the Association to on its members' behalf to preserve the beauty of our gateway to the Adirondacks.
The Great Sacandaga Lake community welcomes everyone EXCEPT invasive species! If you are visiting our lake and bringing a boat, please ensure that you are not transporting aquatic plants or animals on your boat, trailer or in a holding tank. We thank you for your assistance in maintaining the quality of water in our lake.