Long Point, which juts peninsula-like into Lake Chautauqua, is one of the moraines left long ago by a retreating glacier. The park and marina comprise a day-use area with thickly-wooded areas of beech, maple, spruce, poplar and oak. The park's boat launch is the most modern on Lake Chautauqua, which, at 1,308 feet above sea level, is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. The lake has a plentiful supply of bass, perch, pike and other types of fish, but fishermen come to Chautauqua to fish for muskellunge. Muskellunge, or muskie, are native to the lake, noted for their size--often more than 30 inches long (in fact they must be at least 40" to keep) -- and their "fight." In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowmobile or fish.
Long Point on Lake Chautauqua has three pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $100 a day and can accommodate 20 or 144 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).
2023 Beach Hours (Staff and Weather Permitting)
6/17 - 8/13 Thurs.-Sun. (11am-6pm)
8/18 - 8/27 Fri., Sat., & Sun. (12pm-5pm)
Labor Day Weekend 9/2-9/4 Sat, Sun & Mon (12pm-5pm)
**Water shoes are recommended due to sharp zebra mussels**
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
2023 Collection Times:
6 AM - 6 PM Weekends & Holidays
8 AM - 4 PM Monday - Wednesday
8 AM - 6 PM Thursday & Friday
Non-Profit Bus Fee- $35
Commercial Bus Fee- $75
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Highlights of Long Point State Park:
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When you enter or leave Lake Chautauqua:
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: What is a muskellunge?
A: The muskellunge is the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. Sometime interbreeding between different pike species can make individual muskellunge hard to identify. There are three recognized subspecies of muskellunge, one of which is the Chautauqua muskellunge.
Q: Why do walleyes' eyes shine?
A: Walleye's eyes reflect light, making them easy to spot at night. This "eye shine" is the result of a layer in the eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which allows the fish to see well in low-light conditions.
Q: How do muskellunge and walleye get into the lake?
A: Management and culture of muskellunge began on the waters of Chautauqua Lake. The first efforts occurred in 1888 in the south basin. In 1904, operations moved to Bemus Point where the first permanent hatchery building was constructed. In 1973, all fish production was moved across the lake to Prendergast Point where there was more space for ponds and better access to spring water. The Prendergast Hatchery stocks Chautauqua Lake with muskellunge and walleye every year.