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Boat Launch Sites for Chautauqua County

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach launch--no float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.
  • Hand launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
International Symbol of Accessibility

Accessibility: As listed in the chart below, DEC's Sunset Bay Boat Launch Site on Lake Erie at Cattaraugus Creek has been designed to be wheelchair accessible. It also has an accessible restroom facility.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Chautauqua County, DEC Region 9
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Bear Lake Stockton Just north of Hamlet of Stockton off Bear Lake Rd. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
DEC
Cassadaga Lake Pomfret From Rte 60 in Village of Cassadaga, turn onto Dale Dr, left on Glasgow Rd. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil DEC
Chautauqua Lake Ellery Long Point State Park; off Rte 430 between Bemus Point and Maple Springs. Hard surface ramps 56 cars with trailers, 70 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
Marina and Pumpout OPRHP
Chautauqua Lake Ellery Bemus Point; from Rte 430 (Main St) in Village of Bemus Point, turn onto Alburtus Ave, left on Lakeside Ave. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua Prendergast Point; from Rte 394 turn onto Prendergast Blvd, turn right at end of street. Hard surface ramps 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Findley Lake Mina North end of lake, off Rte 426/430 in Village of Findley Lake. Hand launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Lake Erie Westfield Barcelona Harbor; off Rte 5 in Hamlet of Barcelona. Hard surface ramps 85 cars with trailers and 36 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam
Owned and operated by Town of Westfield Municipal
Lake Erie Dunkirk Dunkirk Harbor; off Route 5 in the City of Dunkirk. Hard surface ramps 50 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam
Owned and operated by City of Dunkirk Municipal
Lake Erie Hanover Cattaraugus Creek (Sunset Bay); 2 miles west of Silver Creek Thruway interchange, from Rte 5 & 20 turn north on Alleghany Rd, at end of road on right. Hard surface ramps 50 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam
Accessible
Hours of operation and fee rates apply
DEC
Lake Erie Hanover Cattaraugus Creek (Sunset Bay); 2 miles west of Silver Creek Thruway interchange, from Rte 5 & 20 turn north on Alleghany Rd, right on Ann St. Hard surface ramps 75 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam
Owned and operated by the Town of Hanover Municipal

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.


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