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Access for Anglers with Disabilities in Western NY

The following is a list, by county, of fishing access sites for anglers with disabilities.

Although every effort is made to keep this information current, please confirm the availability of facilities with the appropriate DEC Regional Office.

Allegany County

  • Allen Lake - accessible floating pier and designated parking. Located in Town of Allen. From Belfast, cross the Genesee River (county route 26), take a left on East River Road, then a right onto East Hill Road. Take second right onto Townline Road, then first left on Muckle Road. The driveway to the lake is on the left.
  • Genesee River (Belmont) - accessible fishing platform, pathway and designated parking. Located in the Village of Belmont on the northeast side of the Schuyler Street (Route 19) bridge.
  • Genesee River (Wellsville) - accessible fishing platform, pathway and designated parking. Located at Island Park off Route 417 in the Village of Wellsville.

Cattaraugus County

  • Birch Run Ponds - fishing platform off Lower Birch Run Road, Allegany, NY.

Chautauqua County

  • Cassadaga Lake - accessible fishing platform at boat launch site on Middle Lake. Located in the Village of Lily Dale off Glasgow Road.
  • Chautauqua Lake
    • Prendergast Point Boat Launch - accessible boat launch docks, privy an designated parking. Located on west side of lake in Town of Chautauqua. From Route 394, turn onto Prendergast Blvd.
    • Chautauqua Lake Fish and Wildlife Management Area (Stow Farm) - accessible waterfowl hunting blind that can be used as fishing deck, paved pathway and designated parking. Located on west side of lake off Route 394, 0.5 mile south of I-86 intersection.
  • Lake Erie (Dunkirk Harbor) - accessible fishing platform, paved pathway and designated parking. Located in City of Dunkirk on north side of Lakeshore Drive (Route 5), across from Brigham Road.

Wyoming County

  • Wiscoy Creek - accessible fishing platform and designated parking in the Village of Pike, NY. Located off Main Street (Route 19) within the Wyoming County Fairgrounds.

See a full listing of DECs accessible recreation destinations.