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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

  • Bear Lake - accessible canoe/kayak launch platform, paved pathway and designated parking. Located on Bear Lake Road north of the Village of Stockton.
  • Chautauqua Lake
    • Prendergast Point Boat Launch - accessible boat launch docks, privy and 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) - Due to recent damages and associated safety concerns, the DEC Dunkirk Harbor fishing platform is CLOSED until further notice. 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. Due to a fish passage project at the site, the accessible fishing platform is CLOSED until further notice.

See a full listing of DECs accessible recreation destinations.