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 must be obtained to use the property. Alfred University students are entitled to a discounted fee. Alfred University faculty, staff and students may use the property for educational purposes with written permission.

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 Pass Holder Fee Schedule (January 1 through December 31):

Individuals $100
Families $150
AU Students $25

For more information please contact Foster Lake Manager at or 607-871-2190.

Foster Lake rules and regulations
Usage request policy and form
Brochure and application

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Foster Lake, Inc.
Foster Lake Manager