Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua

Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua

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Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua

New York

(716) 386-2722

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Things To Do

Overview

Long Point, which juts peninsula-like into Lake Chautauqua, is one of the moraines left long ago by a retreating glacier. The park and marina comprise a day-use area with thickly-wooded areas of beech, maple, spruce, poplar and oak. The park's boat launch is the most modern on Lake Chautauqua, which, at 1,308 feet above sea level, is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. The lake has a plentiful supply of bass, perch, pike and other types of fish, but fishermen come to Chautauqua to fish for muskellunge. There are also numerous trails that make their way through the park, open to hikers and bicycle riders. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowmobile or fish.

Map of Long Point on Lake Chautauqua (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.183441, -79.405403

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park and marina comprise a day-use area. The marina with docking sites and pump out stations is open from mid-May until early early October. The park's boat launch is the most modern on Lake Chautauqua. The launch is open seasonally, 24 hours per day.

  • Bicycling

    Trails for cycling are plentiful through the park, taking you from the deeply wooded areas out into the sunshine as you cycle towards the beach.

  • Fishing

    The lake has a plentiful supply of bass, perch, pike and other types of fish, but fishermen come to Chautauqua to fish for muskellunge. Muskellunge, or muskie, are native to the lake, noted for their size--often more than 30 inches long (in fact they must be at least 40" to keep) -- and their "fight."

  • Hiking

    The thickly wooded areas feature beech, maple spruce and poplar trees that provide a canopy over the nature trail. The park is open year round.

  • Picnicking

    Long Point State Park is a day use facility with picnic tables and grills, playgrounds, playing fields, and picnic shelters. The shelters are open from early May until early October from 7 am until 10 pm. The park is open year round. Household pets are welcome.

  • Water Sports

    There is a beach that is open to the public during the summer months. Recreational boating and fishing are also permitted on Lake Chautauqua.

  • Winter Sports

    In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowmobile or fish.

Directions

Driving

On Rte. 430, off Rte. 17, west of Bemus Point

Phone Numbers

Primary

(716) 386-2722

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