Joseph Davis State Park
|Description: Located on the banks of the Lower Niagara River, this park’s diverse habitats
enable all visitors to enjoy the natural world. Wetlands, successional
shrublands, fields, meadows, forest and open waters attract an abundance
of species. The trail system provides easy access, and improvement projects
have enhanced several habitats.|
Wildlife to Watch: Among the wildlife visitors may see are largemouth bass thrashing around
in the shallows in the summer, as well as frogs, peepers and turtles. The
Bird Conservation Area here features many species, such as bald eagles,
bobolinks, yellow warblers, brown thrashers, northern mockingbirds, gray
catbirds, American goldfinches, orchard orioles, Bonaparte’s gulls and waterfowl
on the Niagara River, including long-tailed ducks in migration and
during the winter.
Special Tips: The park is open year-round. Hours vary by season; contact the park
for more information. Hunting and fishing are allowed in season.
Pavilions are accessible.
716-754-8213; 4143 Lower River Road, Lewiston, NY 14092
Other Activities: There are several trails, including a nature trail and cross-country skiing and
snowshoeing trails that wind through fields and woodlands.
Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Size: 375 acres
Closest Town: Lewiston
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: