Description - Long Point State Park rests on the shores of Lake Chautauqua several miles southeast of Lake Erie. The park is strictly day use offering wonderful fishing opportunities, a boat launch and power boating. There are several multi-use trails. The park is open year-round.
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Long Point on Lake Chautauqua State Park
- Long Point on Lake Chautauqua is a moraine which is a natural deposit left at the end of a glacier. This thickly-wooded day use area rests 1,308 feet above sea level. The lake is known as one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. Warmwater fishing opportunities abound. The forest is a combination of beech, maple, spruce, poplar and oak.
Recreation - Fishing for warmwater species include muskie, bass and perch. Power boating opportunities prevail. A boat launch is offered. Multi-use trails attract hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Picnicking, playground, swimming beach, showers and more are offered.
Climate - The Long Point State Park area experiences average January temperatures between 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Long Point State Park is located along the shores of Lake Chautauqua just west of Bemus Point off SR 430, north of Route 17.