Lamoka Lake

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Lamoka Lake
Location Schuyler / Steuben counties, New York, United States
Coordinates 42°24′23″N 77°04′41″W / 42.40639°N 77.07806°W / 42.40639; -77.07806Coordinates: 42°24′23″N 77°04′41″W / 42.40639°N 77.07806°W / 42.40639; -77.07806
Type alkaline
Primary inflows Mud Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 824 acres (3.3 km2)
Max. depth 40 ft (12 m)
Surface elevation 1,100 ft (340 m)

Lamoka Lake (previously known as "Mud Lake"[1]) is a small crescent-shaped lake in the western part of New York. The lake is located at the border of Schuyler County and Steuben County. Most of the lake is in Schuyler County with only a small part, called "Mill Pond," at the southwest corner in Steuben County.

North of Lamoka Lake is another lake called Waneta Lake (previously known as "Little Lake"[1] ) which is linked to Lamoka Lake by a short channel. Both Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake are east of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. However, they are not part of the Finger Lakes drainage system. While the Finger Lakes drain north into the St. Lawrence River system, Lamoka and Waneta Lakes drain south into the Cohocton River in the Susquehanna River system.

The lake is well-stocked with a variety of fish, including several species of panfish. Boat launching ramps are available for each lake.


Lamoka Lake is located at 42°24′23″N 77°04′41″W / 42.40639°N 77.07806°W / 42.40639; -77.07806.

Lamoka Lake is in the Towns of Tyrone and Orange in Schuyler County and Bradford in Steuben County.

New York State Route 226 passes close by the eastern shore of the lake.

Mud Creek near Bradford feeds into the south end of the lake.

Lamoka Lake is northeast of Bath and northwest of Watkins Glen.

Physiography of Lamoka Lake[edit]

The surface is 1,100 feet (335 m) above sea level and the maximum depth is 40 feet (10 m). The total surface area is 824 acres (3.3 km2) bounded by about eleven miles (18 km) of shoreline. The water is slightly alkaline.

Communities of Lamoka Lake[edit]


The Lamoka Culture was a late Archaic native culture that subsisted mainly by hunting and gathering. Archaeological excavations around Lamoka Lake revealed that they lived part of the year in small houses. Tool survival indicated that hunting and fishing were important activities. The Lamoka People lived in central New York and northern Pennsylvania from about 3500 to 1300 BCE.


  1. ^ a b Beers, S. N. (1857). Schuyler County, New York, with Plans of the Villages. Philadelphia: J. H. French. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 

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