Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

TEA Associate Member Information

The TEA has discontinued its Associate Member Program.

To use the lake for swimming, boating, or fishing, you must be a deeded member in good standing of one of the associations around the lake.

Lake Truesdale including the lake bottom and every property around complete perimeter are private property. There is no public access to the lake.

The former TEA associate membership program is described below:

Spend Your Summer on the Lake

Local residents outside the boundaries of our association can join the Truesdale Estates Association as seasonal associate members.  This allows the Associate Member and their immediate family to use our beach on Truesdale Lake Drive during the summer season.   We also have several events during the season and into September which all members are invited to.

Each season we are able to invite up to 30 associate member families to join our beach for the summer season. Memberships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with returning members given right of first refusal. Invitations to join are mailed in April for the summer season.

The beach is a wonderful place to meet other neighborhood families.  The social events are always well attended!

Associate members are given access to the beach and dock area, but are not permitted to store boats on any TEA property. TEA Associate memberships are not permanent, nor do they confer any deeded lake rights on the associate member or their property.

The summer season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Beach hours are weekend only until school ends for the year (usually the last weekend in June). During the remainder of the summer, hours are 11am-7pm except Wednesday-Sunday (weather and treatment permitting – see website for announcements).

See below for beach and events schedule.

Family and Social Events

Each summer the beach opens on Memorial Day weekend.  There is a free summer kickoff party that is open to all members (usually held) the second weekend in June.

On the second Saturday in September, we host the annual TEA Clambake/Lobsterfest.    This one is for the adults and is quite popular each year.  It features music, dancing, your choice of lobster, steak, or chicken, plenty of potatoes, steamers, topped off with BYO drinks and dessert.

The beach is also available for parties for members and associate members. Check with the beach chairperson for reservation details and additional lifeguard requirements if the party is larger than 12.

TEA Beach Summer 2014 Schedule




May 24-26


Memorial Day Weekend: Opening

May 27-June 22


Weekends Only

Sat June 14th (rain date 6/15)


Summer Kickoff Party

June 23-Sept 1


Summer Vacation Hours (Thurs-Sunday beach open)

Aug 30-Sept 1


Labor Day Weekend: Closing Weekend

Saturday, Sept 8th

6:30- 11:30pm

Potluck Bonfire Dinner at the Beach

Dates and times are subject to change. Hours subject to weather closures. Check website for updates and lake treatment schedule.

We typically send out associate invitation notices in mid-April of each year.

If you are interested or you know anyone who is interested in joining for the summer, please leave a message for our beach chairperson here (914-269-8435) or click the Contact Us link to the left.

Truesdale Estates Association, Inc. • P.O. Box 363 • South Salem, NY 10590 • •