• Welcome to the Findley Lake Watershed Foundation

    Findley Lake is a picturesque 300 acre lake located in Chautauqua County, NY (click here for map),  Findley Lake has been enjoyed since its creation in 1815 by Alexander Findley for all types of lake activities such as fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming, skiing. and ice fishing in winter. The Findley Lake Watershed Foundation (FLWF) manages the Lake to enhance water quality for a healthy ecosystem and to facilitate the myriad uses by the public.  In addition, the FLWF manages the Lake level by adjusting the spillway overflow level at the dam at the North end of the Lake to minimize damage to docks and other structures from ice flows. The FLWF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit oganization that is able to enhance the lake for your enjoyment because of donations/ memberships and grants.  If you enjoy the Lake and would like to be a part of the ongoing enhancements within the Lake and the Findley Lake Watershed, we encourage you to become a member or renew your membership today.

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Who We Are, What We Do, and Why Join Us

  • Boat Ramp Gate Times:
    The gate closes at 9:00pm Friday and re-opens Sunday at 3:00pm
    From June 15th to Labor Day weekend
    We begin to lower the lake for the winter on October 15th


Lake Info - Data - Docs

  • Weed Harvester Updates

    Weed Harvester Data Updates

    Learn where the Weed Harvester worked and how many weeds were harvested and removed from the watershed.

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  • Water Quality

    Boating Guidelines

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

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  • 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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  • Northern Lake Status - What's Going On?


    Northern Lake Status - What's Going On?

    We know there are a lot of questions about the weeds after the herbicide treatment. Get some answers here.

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  • Treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Findley Lake


    Treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Findley Lake

    The Findley Lake Watershed Foundation will be employing a new strategy in our fight against Eurasian Watermilfoil on May 30th.

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