Hey guys, this is "the motel guy"... Ron at Keuka Lakeside Inn. Heard there was a bit of discussion on here regarding launching at the south end of Keuka and thought I should provide some details. Yes, we did close our launch effective May 20th. That decision was made over 1 1/2 years ago and we tried to communicate to those using our launch during last season, certainly didn't get to everyone. This was a hard decision since we were the only option of the south end, but we needed to focus on our hotel guests. The fishermen were not the reason for closing, more the 40-50 boats launched on a Sat or Sun and all the congestion that causes for the guests. The fishermen were great and very respectful of our place. We did notify the Town and DEC over 18 months prior to our closing in order to provide time for them to work out something. Unfortunately it looks like they are not much further along than when we notified them. The solution is really easy since space is very limited and Champlin Beach area has a water depth issue. I would encourage all of you to email the Town Supervisor at the Town of Urbana and let him know how important access is at the South end. Thanks to all of you who launched here over the years, I will miss talking with you.