• Welcome to Findley Lake Watershed Foundation

    Findley Lake is a 300 acre lake with the extreme depth of only 38 feet. Located in the western most county (Chautauqua), 3/4 of a mile from the Pennsylvania state line on the new interstate 86 (Rte. 17). Findley Lake is a four season getaway for camping at Paradise Bay Park Family Campground (located right on the lake), hiking, biking, golf, fishing, hunting, boating, skiing and snowmobiling. The community has antique and specialty shops as well as restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and country inns.

Conservation Initiatives

  • CSLAP - Water Quality

    CSLAP - Water Quality

    CSLAP is a partnership between DEC and lake residents who help to monitor and collect important lake data used to develop lake management plans.

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  • Water Quality

    Rules & Regulations

    These rules & regulations were established to create an environment of safe & courteous use of the lake that will ensure maximum enjoyment for all.

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  • Findley Lake Fishery Report

    Findley Lake Fishery Report

    A brief summary of the 2017 NYSDEC survey and thoughts for the future. The target of this survey was to assess the status of the muskellunge population.

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  • Findley Lake Acquires New Weed Harvester

    6/10/2019

    Findley Lake Acquires New Weed Harvester

    Chautauqua Lake is not the only county body of water gearing up for a summer season of aquatic weed harvesting.

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  • Status of the Findley Lake Fishery

    1/18/2018

    Status of the Findley Lake Fishery

    A brief summary of 2017 NYSDEC survey and thoughts.

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