Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
|Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua|
Location of Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua within New York State
|Location||4459 Route 430
Bemus Point, New York
|Area||360 acres (1.5 km2)|
|Operated by||New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation|
|Visitors||62,034 (in 2014)|
|Website||Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua|
Long Point State Park (on Chautauqua Lake) is a 360-acre (1.5 km2) state park located in the Town of Ellery, near the hamlet of Maple Springs in Chautauqua County, New York. The park is located on a short peninsula on the east side of the lake and can be reached on Route 430.
The park was formed from two gifts of former estates on Chautauqua Lake. The first estate was donated to New York State in 1956 by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Minturn; Mrs. Minturn was the granddaughter of former state governor Reuben E. Fenton. The park was expanded several years later with the gift of the summer estate of Bainbridge Colby, former United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.
The park offers a beach, a playground, picnic tables and pavilions, a nature trail, showers, fishing, a boat launch with marine pump-out station, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
- "Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 673. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- Natural Heritage Trust; New York State Office of Parks and Recreation; New York State Council of Parks & Recreation (1975). Fifty Years: New York State Parks, 1924-1974. Natural Heritage Trust. p. 34.
- "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
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