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Our History

Beaver Lake was founded by a few entrepreneurial, city dwellers who spent many summers with their families at bungalow colonies in the Catskill Mountains, and wanted to upgrade to a vacation community they could develop to meet their own needs.

Despite rumors to the contrary, the majority of Beaver Lake’s founders did speak a modicum of English, and some were even born in this country. Unlike other vacation communities developed in the Catskill Mountains, Beaver Lake’s founders brought in friends and acquaintances as full equity partners, rather than profit producing purchasers.

The young and energetic 40-year old founders have had the pleasure of sharing the last three decades of Beaver Lake’s continued growth, year round holidays and vacations, and innumerable new friendships, with their spouses, children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, and dozens upon dozens of new friends and acquaintances among owners, tenants, and numerous guests and visitors.


We began with a 330-acre haven, with two private lakes, and added an additional 75-acre parcel, with an additional private lake, in order to give us our own large private secluded area, in a safe, protected environment, while still close enough to the many communal benefits in the Monticello and greater Sullivan County area.

We’ve successfully developed a community that meets the needs of our varied membership, where our children and grandchildren enjoy both separate and mixed swimming; every sporting activity imaginable: boating, fishing, day camp, dancing, entertainment, kiddushim, and limitless communal interaction with each other.
We are proud to have created this wonderful community, and we look forward to enjoying its benefits for decades more, as the next generation continues to lead Beaver Lake’s perpetually expanding and enhanced growth and development.

Our Double Chai Anniversary

In keeping with our theme:,'Honoring our past, Celebrating our Future,' we held a gala event Saturday night, August 18, 2018. The event started as an outdoor cocktail party in our beautiful, newly renovated, pool complex. We held a thoughtful and interesting program in the Casino followed by a very lively dance party.   


Let's relive the moment....

Poolside Cocktail Party

After a wonderful gathering by the pool we all convened in the Casino for our program.....


The crowd during speeches


Tomi Karfunkel spoke about the past

Mindy Feder read a poem

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Tomi was recognized

A canvas print with an aerial view of Beaver Lake was presented to Tomi

A video of the program

and then... we danced