Sleepy Hollow Lake, New York, USA

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All About Sleepy Hollow Lake

Sleepy Hollow Lake and the surrounding area proclaim to be the “Best Kept Secret in New York.” Nestled in Greene County between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountain Range, 324-acre Sleepy Hollow Lake is a private lake with scenic mountain views and historic surroundings.

Surrounding the shores of Sleepy Hollow Lake is the community of Sleepy Hollow Lake. The Sleepy Hollow Lake population is diverse with singles, couples, families and retirees. Properties around Sleepy Hollow Lake range from cabins to homes in many price ranges, making this area available to those of modest means in addition to those of higher incomes.

The residents of Sleepy Hollow Lake take great pride in their homes and their lake. The Sleepy Hollow Lake Committee, along with a management team, sets rules and helps to enforce these rules for boating, fishing, waterskiing, and swimming. The Sleepy Hollow Lake committee also monitors the health of the lake and fish habitats. There is a 50 horsepower limit on Sleepy Hollow Lake, and jet skis are not permitted.

Enjoy a day swimming in the cool water or perhaps you may choose to go boating, canoeing, kayaking, or waterskiing. Fishing is great at Sleepy Hollow Lake for blue gill, white crappie, and especially largemouth bass. One of the best largemouth bass habitats in New York State is located in Sleepy Hollow Lake. The residents hold their own annual “Bass Tournament” for property owners and their children. Hiking, biking, and tennis are within easy access.

For some time off the lake and away from Sleepy Hollow Lake, history buffs may want to visit the nearby villages of Coxsackie and Athens which are intact historic waterfront villages. The artistic visitors may wish to visit Olana State Historic Site to view the architecture of Frederich Church. Quaint shops and boutiques abound as well as great dining opportunities. Golfers will have a hard time choosing from the many excellent golf resorts in the area around Sleepy Hollow Lake. During winter, there are even choices for downhill skiing enthusiasts.

Sleepy Hollow Lake is waiting. Come see what the “Best Kept Secret in New York” has to offer for you. Vacation rental homes are available on Sleepy Hollow Lake, so bring your family for a relaxing lake vacation.

Things to Do at Sleepy Hollow Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Tournaments
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Downhill Skiing

Fish Species Found at Sleepy Hollow Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • White Crappie

Find Places to Stay at Sleepy Hollow Lake

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Recommended Sites to Book a Sleepy Hollow Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Sleepy Hollow Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.

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Sleepy Hollow Lake Statistics & Helpful Links


Lake Type: Artificial Reservoir, Dammed

Water Level Control: Sleepy Hollow Lake Management Committee

Surface Area: 324 acres

Shoreline Length: 17 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 100 feet

Average Depth: 40 feet

Maximum Depth: 70 feet

Water Volume: 12,951 acre-feet

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