About the Java Lake Colony

Java Lake Colony, located in New York's Wyoming County, is a community of approximately 225 seasonal cottages and year-round homes. Cottages are grouped around one end of the Lake and on several roads that climb away from the Lake. Recreational areas include a sand beach with swimming floats, boat launch docks, baseball fields, volleyball and basketball courts and a children's play area.

The Colony is privately owned and governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board collects annual assessments from the colony members in order to maintain the roads, pay local property taxes on common areas, and maintain these commonly owned areas for recreational use. Java Lake is ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing. A strictly enforced "No Motorized Craft" policy on the Lake ensures a peaceful, quiet environment. A great variety of fish are found in the Lake and wildlife is abundant throughout the Colony. A Water Quality Committee ensures that the Lake remains as clean and unspoiled as possible.

Residents take great pride in the Colony and participate in annual events to repair winter damage, install/remove swimming and boating docks, monitor water quality, plant flowers, paint, etc. Several Social events are held throughout the season. For more information, send an email to javalakecolonyinc@gmail.com or come for a visit. You'll be glad you did.