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Long Point State Park
Long Point State Park
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Winter fun of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling & ice fishing is waiting at Long Point State Park in western New York State. This 320-acre day use park provides outdoor activities all year along. During winter public access is at Prendergast Point, Bemus Point, Long Point State Park, the City of Mayville Park and the Village of Lakewood Park.

Fish species caught ice fishing includes perch, pan fish, and walleye. Promising areas for ice fishing of pan fish include Warner Bar, Bell Tower, Dewittville, Prendergast Point, Mission Meadows, Long Point, Victoria, Magnolia. Mayville, Prendergast, Long Point, Dewittville, and Ashville Bay. The best spot for Walleye is Chautauqua’s north basin.

Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable bodies of water at 1,308’elevation. It is nearly 18 miles long with a surface area of 13,156 acres. Its greatest depth is 75’ with a minimum depth of 25’. Two near equal sized basins adjoin Bemus Point, the northern basin is deepest and the southern basin shallower. The lake is known for excellent fishing including the lakes native Muskellunge, greater than 30” in length.

The parks thickly wooded area has beech, Hemlock, magnolia, maple, northern Red Oak, poplar, oak and spruce. It is a designated Important Bird Area with a variety of songbirds and waterfowl.

During spring and summer the park’s beach, playground, picnic tables, pavilions, showers, restrooms, and nature trails are frequently used. The modern marina has a boat launch, for boating and fishing on the lake. Swimming in the lake is currently prohibited.

Day use
$6.00 per vehicle on weekdays
$7.00 per vehicle Wednesday - Sunday

Long Point State Park is east of Chautauqua Lake near the hamlet of Maple Springs, between Mayville and Bemus Point, 13 miles west of Jamestown NY.

Maple Springs is a hamlet of 110 population on the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake between villages of Mayville and Bemus Point. It provides a setting for Midway State Park, the 15th oldest amusement park in the US.

Bemus Point village on the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake has a population of 364. William Bemus purchased land for $1.50 in 1806, and settled here. Its population escalates in the summer as a popular tourist destination.

Mayville is a village at the scenic north end of Chautauqua Lake. It is a short distance south from NY State Thruway, I-90, at the junction of routes 394 and 430. It is the nearest village to Chautauqua Institution that attracts visitors to its resort and cottages each year. Mayville has a population of 1,709 with its first settlement in 1804, incorporating as a city in 1830.

Long Point State Park is a drive of 2:19 hours, 138 miles from Rochester NY. Drive west on I-90 Thruway through Buffalo to Westfield then south on route 394 and south on route 340 following signs to Long Point State Park.

The location of Long Point State Park makes it a great place for a day trip all year round.