The Lakeside gates are in operation from Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Gate Hours

  • Fifth Street Gate (600 W. 5th, Lakeside 43440): open 24 hours
  • South Gate (800 Maple Ave., Lakeside 43440): 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • East Second Street Gate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • West Second Street Gate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Welcome Center Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate.

When purchasing your Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes online, there are two ways to receive your passes: by mail or Will Call pick up.

If you choose Mail, your passes may take up to 14 days to be delivered to your home. If you purchase passes within 14 days of arrival, Will Call pick up will be the only option available online.

If you choose Will Call, that means we will hold your prepaid passes at the Welcome Center (near the Route 163/South Gate Parking lot) for pick up when you arrive to Lakeside. If you arrive outside of Welcome Center operating hours, visit the Fifth Street Gate to pick up your tickets.

Please note that you can’t print online passes from home or present them to the gate attendant from your phone. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Daily Passes purchased online prior to your arrival may be picked up at the Welcome Center during regular business hours. After hours present a copy of your confirmation that includes your order number for us to print them for you.