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 Honeoye Lake Info 

Honeoye Lake Info

Swimming & Pavilion Rentals at Sandy Bottom Beach

Sandy Bottom Beach is now open for the 2017 swim season. 


Sandy Bottom Beach's regular hours of operation for swimming are Monday through Friday, noon to 6 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 7:30 pm. The beach will be open for swimming from June 17th through August 21st, 2017, conditions permitting. For more information on beach availability, pavilion rentals and summer swim lessons, visit our Parks & Recreation pages.


Sandy Bottom Park will close at 5 pm on Monday, July 3rd for setup of Independence Day fireworks.


Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Management Program 

The Ontario County Planning Department administers an aquatic weed harvesting program that is designed to remove phosphorus from Honeoye Lake, limiting nutrients that feed algae. It also reduces "nuisance vegetation" that impedes recreational use of the lake.


For more information on the program, visit Ontario County's Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Management Program page or download the documents at the bottom of the page.


NYSDEC Algal Bloom Notices 

The NYS Department of Conservation tracks information collected during routine lake monitoring and submitted by volunteers and public reports to track the presence of blue-green algae blooms. Swimmers are encouraged to refrain from contact with algal blooms. To check on the current reported status, visit the NYSDEC Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notice page.


Lake Stewardship & Protection

The Honeoye Valley Association and the Honeoye Lake Watershed Task Force serve as advocates and sponsors for projects that maintain and improve the quality of Honeoye Lake. Visit our Links page to navigate to more information on these organizations and view the Honeoye Lake Watershed Management Plan.