Chautauqua Lake

New York

25Listings$30K-$6.3M$17.2MTotal Value
Chautauqua Lake, New York

Chautauqua Lake ranks among the top ten real estate markets in New York state.

Normally there are about 70 lake homes for sale at Chautauqua Lake, and 10 listings for lots and land. The average listing price for homes is $364,000.

Chautauqua Lake is one of New York's largest lakes, with 41 miles of shoreline. Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 79 miles away.

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  • 41Mi. of Shoreline
  • 25Avg. Depth
  • 78Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    Mountains
  • Dam Name
    No Dam
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    13,156
  • Public Boat Ramps
    7
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(716) 386-4398
6 Lakeside Avenue
Bemus Point, NY 14712
(716) 753-3913
104 West Lake Road
Mayville, NY 14757
(716) 484-7175
19 Avon Avenue
Celoron, NY 14720
Golf Courses
(716) 386-2893
72 Main Street
Bemus Point, NY 14712
(716) 357-6211
4731 Route 394
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Private
(716) 753-7271
5687 E Lake Road
Dewittville, NY 14728
Private
(716) 699-2345
6557 Holiday Valley Road
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Private
(716) 355-4141
1405 Olde Road
Clymer, NY NY 14724
Private
Campgrounds
(716) 789-3435
3900 West Lake Road
Stow, NY 14785
(716) 386-3804
5652 Thum Road
Dewittville, NY 14728
Creek-N-Lake Camp
(716) 753-7757
5360 Meadows Road
Dewittville, NY 14728
Peachie's Lakeside Camping
(716) 640-1068
2286 W Lake Road
Lakewood, NY 14750
(716) 386-7037
5006 Brown Road
Bemus Point, NY 14712
  • Counties: Chautauqua County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Colors of Chautauqua Fall Harvest Festival, Chautauqua Lake Bass Tournament, Jamestown Public Farmers Market, Annual Haunted House behind the Chautauqua Mall, Veteran's Day 5K, Full Moon Paddle on Chautauqua Lake (Summer Months Only),
  • Sailing clubs: Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: Famed comedienne Lucille Ball grew up in West Jamestown, along the shores of Chautauqua Lake, and today Jamestown is also the home to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, which offers exhibits and a DesiLu playhouse. Jamestown is also home to the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.
  • Known for: Chautauqua County produces more than 60% of New York's yearly grape harvest. Winemakers in Chautauqua produce a range of sweet to dry wines, brandies, and sparkling wines at more than 20 wineries along the Lake Erie-Chautauqua Wine Trail.
  • History: Three glacial pauses resulted in Chautauqua Lake being created in the form of two basins, each initially having some differing properties due to the characteristics of the two glacial retreats.
  • Landmarks: One of the most popular destinations along Chautauqua Lake's shores is the Chautauqua Institution. A National Historic Landmark, Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 as a camp for Sunday school teachers.Today, the summer programs are organized around arts, education, religion and recreation.
  • Other notes: Chautauqua County has a large Amish population, which provides many opportunities to purchase homemade goods, crafts and food.
Hospitals
(716) 487-0141
207 Foote Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14702
Airports
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
79 miles away
Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport
3163 Airport Drive, Jamestown, NY 14701
8 miles away
About Chautauqua Lake
A Natural Glacial Lake

Chautauqua Lake is located in southwestern New York and is only about six miles from Lake Erie. The lake stretches from Mayville to Jamestown with the towns of Bemus Point and Chautauqua in between.

Chautauqua Lake is approximately 17 miles long and two miles wide at its most generous width. The lake's surface area is about 13,000 acres, and the average depth of the lake is 25 feet. At 1,308 feet above sea level, Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable water bodies in North America.

Fun on the Lake

Chautauqua Lake is a popular destination for sailors, hosting weekend regattas and home to national sailing and rowing competitions. For recreational sailors, many public boat launches and marinas are available along Chautauqua's shoreline.

Fishing is also abundant, as Chautauqua Lake offers bass, perch, pike, and various species; however, anglers flock to Chautauqua Lake for muskellunge, or muskie, which are native to the lake.

What's Nearby

One of the most popular area attractions nearby is the Chautauqua Institution. The Institution is a National Historic Landmark founded in 1874 as a camp for Sunday school teachers. Today, the summer programs are organized around arts, education, religion, and recreation.

You can also visit the Midway State Park, which is recognized as the fifteenth-oldest continually operating amusement park.

If you want to spend time on a more massive lake, you can take a boat onto Lake Erie. This lake has excellent fishing, plenty of water sports opportunities, and plenty of water to explore.

Prime Lake Living

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Chautauqua Lake is an excellent choice.