County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

201 West Third Street, Suite 115
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: +1 716-661-8900

Total Area

The County of Chautauqua has a total area of 1,500 square miles, with 1,060 square miles of land and 440 square miles of water.


Chautauqua County boasts no significant industrial rivers, but its Chadakoin River does serve several recreational possibilities in Jamestown. The county is also known for tributary streams that feed Lake Erie and offer excellent trout and fly-fishing opportunities.


Chautauqua Lake is western New York's largest inland lake and is approximately 17 miles long and 2 miles wide at its greatest width. The lake is popular for recreation, including boating, fishing, and sailing as well as a location for tourism, hospitality and events.

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Lake Erie covers the entire western border of the county, boasting 48 miles of shoreline.