The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.Read more
Cattaraugus County is one of the top outdoor locations in the region for all your hunting needs. The lush and thick landscapes of the Enchanted Mountains gives opportunitiy for some of the largest bucks in the area.
Each year, Cattaraugus ranks in the top three counties for harvesting of deer and turkeys.
Not a hunter? Try fishing in Cattaraugus County. Cattaraugus Creek, which runs directly through the county, is rated as one of the top 10 places for fishing steelhead, according to InFisherman magazine.
Hunting Supplies and Equipment
There's plenty of places to find any hunting supply you could possibly be looking for. Check out the listings in our Enchanted Mountains Travel Guide to find the best outlet near you.
Hunting in Allegany State Park
Crossbow hunting is allowed in Allegany State Park in accordance with the Department of Environmental Conservation's regulations as of October 1. All hunters must obtain an Allegany State Park hunting permit at the Park Police station located in the Administration Building in the Red House area. The Allegany State Park hunting permit outlines additional restrictions for hunting in Allegany State Park such as: no Sunday Hunting, no bear hunting, and prohibiting the discharge of any firearm (including crosbows) within 200 yards (600 feet) of any highway, building or man-made structure. For a complete list of the state DEC rules and regulations, visit www.DEC.NY.GOV. The Allegany State Park Hunting Permit can be found at NYSParks.com on the Allegany State Park page by clicking on the Hunting tab.