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Status: Open through Sun Oct 11 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 07 2016   Later Dates
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Take the Virtual Tour! - LAKE ERIE STATE PARK

Lake Erie State Park is located along the southern shores of Lake Erie in the heart of western New York's grape belt. Established in 1928, this 355 acre park offers breathtaking views from the high bluffs along the parks three-quarter mile long shoreline. Visitors can camp in one of the park's 99 campsites or 10 cabins and enjoy lovely treed picnic areas among the parks rolling hills. Lake Erie State Park has been selected as one of America's Top 100 Family Campgrounds and one of America's Top 10 Bird Watching Spots.


Lake Erie State Park is located on the Lake Erie shoreline in Chautauqua County, less than ten miles from Dunkirk to the east and Westfield to the west.


Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing and lounging on the beach. The park also offers playgrounds, volleyball courts, a baseball field, a basketball half-court and horseshoe pits.


The park features a beach, cabins, rustic and electric campsites, showers, picnic areas with grills, pavilions, a dump station and playgrounds.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby state parks include Evangola, Midway and Long Point on Lake Chautauqua. Lake Erie State Park is located in the middle of the Chautauqua Wine Trail, not far from the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Cross Country
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Hospital
Alerts and Important Information
There are no swimming facilities at Lake Erie State Park. Swimming can be found at Point Gratiot Beach in Dunkirk, NY (8 miles from the park) with no charge.

From Labor Day to July 1st Cabin/Campsite renters without reservations must arrive prior to 9 p.m.

Please Note: If planning on towing a boat to campground, depending on ground and weather conditions, you may be required to park your boat in the gravel lot adjacent to the campsites. If so, no exceptions to this rule will be permitted.

To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made

  • Only 2 pets per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
  • Alcohol is permitted in campsite area only. Please use with discretion.
  • Peak Season runs from the end of June to the end of August.

  • Cabins have a maximum occupancy of 4 people.
  • Cabins require a 2-night minimum stay outside of peak season dates.
  • During peak season, cabins require a 7 or 14 night minimum stay.
  • No tents in the cabin area.

  • Campsites are reservable for any 2 night minimum. Looking to reserve for just 1-night? If you make your reservation within 3 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center.
  • The campground offers 81 electric sites ranging from 15 to 50 amps. Check in the site details for specific amperage.
  • Loop 085-097 is a non-electric loop.
  • Peak season: During peak season, a camping party and their equipment may occupy a site for a maximum of 14 continuous days. After which, the camping party and equipment must leave the site and facility for 2 days before registering again for another site.

    IMPORTANT: New York State Parks encourages everyone to be safe outdoors. Please take a few moments to read about the health risks associated with tick bites and some simple steps you can take to safeguard you and your family. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04092014Ticks

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    42.42278, -79.43194
    42°25'22"N, 79°25'55"W

    West on the NYS Thruway (I-90): Take exit 59 to Route 60 North. Turn left on Route 5. The park is located 7 miles west of Dunkirk, New York. East on the NYS Thruway (I-90): Take exit 60 to Route 394 North. Turn right on Route 5. The park is located 8.5 miles from Westfield, New York. 716-792-9214

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    5838 Route 5
    BROCTON  NY  14716

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (716)792-9214