• Swinging Bridge Lake

    is a recreational paradise just two and a half hours northwest of New York City.

  • Swinging Bridge Lake

    is nine miles long. It generates hydroelectric power as it flows through a dam at the southern end of the lake.

  • Winter near the lake

    can be just as beautiful as in summer.

  • Picturesque streams and rivers

    flow into Swinging Bridge Lake. The lake owner monitors the lake level and can open the dam when lake levels get too high.

  • The area surrounding
    Swinging Bridge Lake

    is wooded and beautiful – we take pride in our community.


Welcome to the official Swinging Bridge Property Owners Association web site

The Swinging Bridge Property Owners Association (SBPOA) seeks to continually improve the quality of life within our community by protecting the environment and water quality of Swinging Bridge Lake. Our Mission Statement reads: To protect and improve the quality of life within the Swinging Bridge community by promoting civic pride in home development and ownership, developing sound civic policies, protecting the lake environment, and maintaining positive communication with the local and state governing bodies.

Our organization is also concerned with water quality of the lake, optimal water levels for recreation, and zoning issues that could affect the overall quality of life around the lake. We educate our members regarding lake ownership, lake edge property lines, dock building permit procedures, water level fluctuation notices, information on safe boating practices, and new boating laws and guidelines, and more. All property owners on or near Swinging Bridge Lake are invited to join the SBPOA. Click HERE for membership info.

Swinging Bridge Lake is located near Monticello, New York, in Mongaup Valley. This picturesque reservoir is nine miles long and ideal for boating, fishing, swimming and other water activities. A dam at the southern end of the lake generates hydroelectric power for the lake's owner, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.

Show Your Lake Pride

We still have some of the heavy cotton caps available for $7. These are high quality caps with an embroidered “Swinging Bridge Lake” logo (not a patch). If interested, we will have a supply available at the next Annual Meeting OR you can email us and arrange to pick up.

Take precautions about bears!

From spring to fall, bears have been known to be in and around the Swinging Bridge Lake area. This young black bear (below) saw a bird feeder on a homeowner's deck and even climbed the stairs to reach it. PLEASE do not leave garbage outside except in secure garbage bins for the shortest time possible on trash pickup days! The bears learn quickly where to find food and will keep coming back as long as a food source is available. Bears will choose an easy meal like bird seed, sunflower seeds -- or garbage -- over foraging for berries, etc. Remember, bears are WILD animals and are potentially dangerous. Never feed the wildlife, including deer. If you are out walking with your pets, keep them on a leash for their safety. And it might be wise to bring a loud whistle and a walking stick, just in case you encounter a bear. :-)

Annual Meeting

The SBPOA Annual Meeting was held Sunday JULY 22, 2018. Thank you to everyone who attended and we welcome our new members!

  • Aug. 14, 2018: Breaking News: Eagle Creek to be sold to Ontario Power Generation. It appears that yet another owner of Swinging Bridge Reservoir is coming soon. Read the press release.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Sunday August 19, 2018 from 9am-2pm. You must pre-register before Aug. 17! Read the PDF FLYER HERE.
  • View the inflow and discharge figures of the USGS meter at the entrance to the lake using THIS LINK to see real time numbers.
  • Bulletin Board now open for members' postings [see Bulletin Board >>]