Chautauqua Lake In New York
Boating, camping and fishing.
Boating, water sports and fishing await visitors at Chautauqua Lake, a 13,000-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Chautauqua. More than a half dozen boat launch ramps are scattered around the lake, and multiple marinas provide a host of products and services for the boating and fishing visitors. Much of the shoreline is lined with private property, many with boat docks. There are two basins with over 40 miles of shoreline wrapping this fertile fishery, with plenty of weeds and aquatic vegetation near shore at both ends of the lake. The lake supports healthy populations of bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch and muskie, and is known for big muskie and quality largemouth and smallmouth bass. Spring and fall are ideal times to fish the shorelines and shallow areas. In summer as the lake warms, many of the fish will move to deeper water. In winter, when the ice is safe, Chautauqua is an excellent ice fishing lake. Walleye, perch and crappie are the popular species through the ice. Anglers wishing to fish from the bank can find access at many areas around the lake, including near boat ramps, parks and camping areas.
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Wildwood Acres Campground - 716 386-7037
Camp Prendergast Campground - 716 789-3485
Creek-N-Lake Camp Campground - 716 753-7757
Chautauqua Lake KOA Holiday Campground - 716 386-3804
Peachie's Lakeside Camping - 716 640-1068
Camp Chautauqua Campground - 716 789-3435
Chautauqua Lake Map
Fish species found in Chautauqua Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and muskie.
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Local Contact Information
Long Point State Park
Bemus Point, NY 14712