Foster Lake

Foster Lake is a lovely, 25-acre wilderness lake atop Jericho Hill, about 5 minutes from Alfred University. Acquired by the University in 2002, Foster Lake is part of a 220-acre site available for academic use by the university and for recreational use by the community. An annual access pass may be obtained to use the property. Alfred University students are entitled to a discounted fee.

Recreational activities at the lake include swimming under lifeguard supervision, fishing, bird watching, canoeing and small craft sailing. Recreational trails, picnic areas and limited camping sites circle the lake. The adjoining woods are moderate to heavy, thanks to reforestation efforts that began in 1950.

Foster Lake
Annual Fee Schedule:

  • Individuals: $125
  • Families: $175
  • AU Students: $25

2015-16 Access Pass applications are currently available.
For more information please contact Foster Lake Manager at or 607-871-2190.

Foster Lake rules and regulations
Usage request policy
Brochure and application

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Foster Lake, Inc.
Foster Lake Manager