This is a message for Raquette Lake Water Customers ONLY.

Raquette Lake Water Customers are in a critical Conserve water emergency. 

Raquette Lake Customers must be very conscience of their water usage and limit usage as much as possible.

Do not water lawns, do not wash cars, driveways, decks or buildings. Do not use pressure washers.

It is critically important that Raquette Lake Water Customers conserve water immediately.

This conserve water order is effective until further notice.

Thank you

Keith Austin,

Town of Long Lake

Water Superintendent

Raquette Lake Fire Department Auction will be held on August 13, 2022, Village Green at 5pm

60 Shades of Gray perform July 21st at the Raquette Lake School

Betty and the Baby Boomers perform, July 28th for St. Williams Summer Concert Series

Shady Rill performs August 4th for St. Williams Summer Concert Series

August 11th

St Williams on Long Point Concert Series

6:30pm St Williams on Long Point Concert Series Max and Ruth. With influences of folk, bluegrass and country, they play acoustic Americana that is all their own. INSIDE the Church.

August 18th

St Williams on Long Point Concert Series

6:30pm St Williams on Long Point Concert Series Jamcrackers: Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynne. Adirondack folk music. INSIDE the Church

Raquette Lake Blood Drive   12pm – 5pm 

Deb Evans is celebrated as she gives her 4th gallon of blood! 

Fire Department Celebration 

September 5th, Village Green

Featuring Live music, parade, good eats, and Raffle

We asked and you delivered!  Thank you!  Check out this user-generated gallery made by YOU!  Have photos to contribute to the Summer 2020 gallery of Raquette Lake? We’d love to see them!  Link to the gallery up loader is right above this!  Scroll up!  Thanks to everyone for sharing their photos! 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
February 18 – 20, 2022

 The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Friday, February 18th, 2022  with a concert by The Jamcrackers featuring Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn at 6:30pm at the Raquette Lake Chapel.  There will be limited seating and masks will be required. This concert is presented by St. William’s on Long Point. This program is made possible, in part, with funds from NY Statewide Community Regrant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
On Saturday, February 19th, the outdoor events kick off with youth activities starting at 11 a.m. A variety of games will include a sack race, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and more to be announced. At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the bonfire.
Fireworks are slated for DUSK. Be there by 6:30pm. Showcase time will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates.
On Sunday, February 20th at Noon the Crosscut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green led by George McCain. This historic long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 19th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The Town of Long Lake will provide two additional porta-potties in the Village.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.

Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Pre-registration and Day-of-event-registration will be electronic via this link:
Registration Form

Payments will be collected either in the form of check or cash the morning of the event.

Day of Event: PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required. Since capacity will be limited, all attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods at the weigh-in station.

Registration Fees: Adult $30, Junior $10 (Ages 17 and under)
A Waiver/Release Form will accompany a confirmation email upon registration. Please return via email and/or bring to the registration table on event day.
Check In: will begin at 6:00 AM at the Raquette Lake Fire Department hall. A bagged continental breakfast will be provided. A badge will be issued to participants with registration information and a unique QR code for scanning participants as checked in.

Weigh-in’s: will be 1 participant at a time at the firehall. Please be patient and we will get anglers back to fishing as soon as possible. All weigh-in’s will be recorded electronically, and a leaderboard will be made available via a tv screen at the hall and displayed on our Facebook Group.

50/50: All adults will be entered automatically for 5 tickets as part of their registration fee.

Door Prizes: Door prizes will be picked throughout the event with winners being posted via a tv screen at the hall and on our Facebook Group. All prizes drawn will be available for pick up at the registration table(s) throughout the day.
Facilities: The firehall will only be available for volunteers and 1-person entry for weighing fish. Portable toilets have been donated by KG Septic & Sewer and will be placed outside the fire hall.

T-Shirts – Long Sleeve Orange Fish & Game $20/each. Limited sizes will be available at the event.

Additional questions may be emailed to rlfandgclub@gmail.com

Thank you,
Gary Miller, President ~ Michael Lamphear, Vice President ~ Karen Lamphear, Treasurer & Lynn Coffey, Secretary


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July 4th, 2021

FIREWORKS AT DUSK in Raquette Lake, NY

Enjoy a Fireworks display from the comfort of your home, boat, or along the shore of Raquette Lake. The echoes and lights across the mountains return

Welcome to  Raquette Lake, NY a small community packed with exciting events, information, fun and interesting people. 

Raquette Lake boasts 99 miles of shoreline, making it the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks. With 80% of the shoreline owned by the State of New York and constitutionally Forever Wild, those seeking a wilderness experience won’t be disappointed. Couple the breathking scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities with the fascinating history of Raquette Lake and you’ve got a must-visit destination.


Whether it’s boating, fishing, camping or hiking, Raquette Lake boasts all of it. Raquette Lake is also the birthplace of the Great Camps Architecture. William West Durant, the developer and entrepreneur, envisioned luxurious rustic estates to rejuvenate in the healthy mountain air. Adirondack Great Camps, Pine Knot, Uncas and Sagamore are three extraordinary places showcasing Durant’s vision. A visit to Raquette Lake is truly stepping back into a traditional way of life, but with elegant dining, great camps and a beautiful lake, Raquette Lake has something for everyone.

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