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Boat Launch Sites for Chautauqua County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

For an explanation of the recreational icons on this page, see below.

Chautauqua County, DEC Region 9
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Bear Lake Stockton 42.348698°N, 79.379584°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
DEC
Cassadaga Lake Pomfret 42.350140°N, 79.328129°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Accessible fishing platform DEC
Chautauqua Lake Ellery Long Point State Park. 42.172272°N, 79.415583°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 56 cars with trailers, 70 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel

pumpout
Also has a marina

OPRHP
Chautauqua Lake Ellery Bemus Point. 42.156971°N, 79.392878°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua Prendergast Point, Chautauqua Fish Hatchery. 42.188857°N, 79.442513°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel DEC
Chautauqua Lake Mayville Lakeside Park. 42.243059°N, 79.496046°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Chautauqua Lake Lakewood Lakewood Community Park. 42.100942°N, 79.296998°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Launch on north side of street, parking lot on south side of street. Municipal
Chautauqua Lake Jamestown Lucille Ball Memorial Park. 42.111023°N, 79.282885°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Chautauqua Lake/Chadakoin River Jamestown McCrea Point Park. 42.099241°N, 79.253293°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Also has a fishing pier. Municipal
Findley Lake Mina 42.119171°N, 79.733798°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil DEC
Lake Erie Westfield Barcelona Harbor. 42.341770°N, 79.593888°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 85 cars with trailers and 36 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam Municipal
Lake Erie Dunkirk Dunkirk Harbor. 42.488375°N, 79.336060°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam Fish cleaning station on site. Municipal
Lake Erie/Cattaraugus Creek Hanover Sunset Bay State Marine Park. 42.567104°N, 79.135328°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam accessible OPRHP
Lake Erie/Cattaraugus Creek Hanover 42.563791°N, 79.128297°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers, 20 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Asian Clam Fish cleaning station on site. Municipal

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

Boat Launch Types

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

hard surface launchHard surface launch - Site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.

unimproved trailer launchUnimproved trailer 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 launchHand launch - No trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.

Other Icons

accessibleAccessible Features - Locations are identified above. Sites are accessible to the top of the boat ramp, if provided at a site. Parking, as well as other amenities such as bathrooms and informational kiosks, are also accessible. Some sites on larger waters also have accessible boarding docks. Contact your local DEC office for additional details. See a full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.


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