Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York


Truesdale Lake is an 83 acre lake in South Salem, NY. It is the largest privately owned lake in Westchester County.

This Truesdale Lake website is divided into two general sections:

  1. an ongoing Events section for time-sensitive posts, and
  2. a more permanent Pages section for posts with general information.

In 2021 lake resident Priscilla Luckow completed a history of Truesdale Lake documenting the creation and changes in the lake community.

Lake Truesdale is surrounded by approximately 70 riparian (waterfront) houses and an additional 200 or so houses that have deeded lake rights to the lake through one of the lake associations.

Lake access completely private and is restricted to homeowners who are members of one of the lake associations or who have direct riparian access from their property. Every property on the lake shore is privately owned with no public access allowed. The Truesdale Estates Association, Inc. owns the lake bottom and the Truesdale Lake Property Owners Association owns the dam.

There are three association beaches, three islands, lots of wildlife, multiple shared private boat launch properties, a strong community, and wonderful neighbors!

The lake is in the Town of Lewisboro in Westchester County. Houses are in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. Elementary school students in houses around the lake go to Meadow Pond Elementary School while houses on Lower Salem Road and Stewart Road (part of TEA) go to Increase Miller Elementary School. All middle and high school students attend John Jay Middle School and John Jay High School in Cross River, NY.

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Image: Color-coded map of Truesdale Lake associations and riparian owners. Click to view the Truesdale Associations information page.