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
2013-2014 Annual Fee Schedule:

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

Access pass applications are available at several community locations:
Alfred Post Office, Alfred Station Post Office, Kinfolk Grocery, and Tinkertown Hardware, and online.

Foster Lake rules and regulations
Usage request policy

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Foster Lake, Inc.
Cherise Haase, Coordinator