Lake Flavia is a man-made lake at the Country Side Gravel Inc.'s operation located off Route 62, near South Dayton, in western Cattaraugus County. Under a cooperative agreement with Country Side Gravel Inc., a portion of the lake is open to the public for shore fishing only. The cooperative agreement can be cancelled by them at any time. Please treat the property with respect and follow all posted regulations or everyone could lose the privilege of fishing here. Please clean up after yourself and others!
Elevation: 1,280 feet
Area: 225 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.3 miles
Town: South Dayton
Anglers can fish over 7,000 feet of the lake's shoreline, which is adjacent to an improved angler parking area. The entire area is maintained by Country Side Gravel Inc.; however NYSDEC has provided a roadside sign to help anglers find the site.
Naturally reproducing fish species in the lake include northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead and common carp. Occasionally Conewango Creek overflows into the lake, allowing fish to enter in that manner. In addition, the NYSDEC stocks Lake Flavia each spring with approximately 2,000 brook trout yearlings (between 8-9 inches long).
As owner of the lake, Country Side Gravel Inc. has posted fishing regulations on the lake that are more restrictive than the statewide fishing regulations. These special regulations are clearly posted at the parking area. Boats of any kind are prohibited on the lake and ice fishing is NOT allowed.