Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Joseph Davis State Park

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4143 Lower River Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
Latitude 43.207363
Longitude -79.031525

Joseph Davis State Park has facilities for a wide variety of recreational activities. The terrain is generally flat, with fields, woodlands and ponds. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass in the pond near the park entrance or for a variety of freshwater fish from the fishing dock on the lower Niagara River. The park also has a nature trail, as well as cross-country skiing/snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails and an 27-hole frisbee disc golf course.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks.

Hours of Operation

  • Park is open year round.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Joseph Davis BCA is part of Joseph Davis State Park. It includes approximately 1,400 feet of frontage on the Niagara River and 31 acres of underwater land. About two-thirds of the BCA is successional shrub land. Mature second growth forests are found in the eastern portion of the BCA and along the Niagara River shoreline. Other ecological communities represented in the BCA are old fields, open water and wetlands.

During spring and fall migration, songbirds concentrate along major rivers. The habitats along the Niagara River shoreline support an exceptional diversity of migratory songbirds during spring and fall migration. The vegetation, including several species of berry producing shrubs at Joseph Davis provide significant food sources for migratory birds. The fields host Northern Harrier, Horned Lark, Savannah Sparrow, Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlark. Species at risk include state threatened Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier and Common Tern and state species of special concern, Osprey, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawk, Common Nighthawk, Whip-poor-will, Horned Lark and Yellow-breasted Chat. Joseph Davis is also one of the best spots in the Niagara Region for wintering Eastern Bluebirds.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing