Description - Cayuga Lake State Park rests on the northwest shores of one of the largest lakes within the Finger Lakes region, Cayuga Lake. The park offers a long list of amenities which offer year-round availability. Anglers enjoy catching largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout.
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Cayuga Lake State Park
- Cayuga Lake State Parks rests along the northwestern shores of Cayuga Lake with easy access from SR 89. This is a recreation haven with many of the local businesses catering to the needs of tourists. Bed and breakfasts and local motels dot the landscape while charter fishing operations lie waterside. Many anglers enjoy fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout. Power boating is permitted.
Recreation - Camping and fishing are the main attractions at Cayuga Lake State Park. The park offers a boat launch site which opens up the opportunity for a variety of water sports from windsurfing to trophy fishing. Camping, a nature trail, children's playground, picnic grove and swimming beach are offered as well. Two miles of cross-country trails are available during the winter months.
Climate - The Cayuga Lake area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Located along the western shores of Cayuga Lake, this state park is accessed from SR 89 south of US 20 / SR 5. The park is 3 miles east of Seneca Falls.