Nine miles of beauty…Otsego Lake is a glacial lake reaching a depth of 160 feet. Surrounded by densely treed mountains and with nearly six miles of undeveloped and protected shoreline, Otsego Lake is one of the cleanest and least populated lakes in New York State. Even on those exceptional blue-sky days in the middle of summer, it’s not unusual to find you are enjoying what appears to be your own private lake!



perfect lake for family boating, tubing, water skiing and wakeboarding; most days offer a mix of mirror-like flat waters and mid-afternoon winds perfect for sailing; calm evenings for canoeing and kayaking.


Morning mist rises to reveal waking wildlife - beavers and muskrats, graceful blue herons gliding across  water teeming with salmon, pike, trout and large-mouth bass. The happy laughter of children carries across the lake in the afternoon as kayakers and sailboats float by. At dusk, the lake’s surface takes on the reflective colors of magnificent sunsets providing stunning backdrops for moonlit cruises.

Enjoy waterside dining at Sam Smith’s Boatyard, tie up at the Lakefront Park and listen to a concert at the Gazebo in Cooperstown…and watch the fireworks aboard your boat and experience the 4th of July like never before.

Spectacularly beautiful, clean and uncrowded, Otsego Lake is your backyard playground at ArrowHead Pointe.