Allegany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake

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If you own a RV/Camper, then word “fun” should be part of your life, if not, then you haven't discovered Allegany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake.

 Today it is not uncommon to spend a huge amount of money purchasing a truck and camper. For many, spending all this money is a nerve racking experience. Now you discover that making reservations and planning your camping experiences has put you in another stressful situation.  It’s getting harder to make reservations since the camping industry is selling more units than private investors are developing campgrounds. When demand is high and supply is low, then overnight camping charges will be on the rise. In a lot of cases a camping reservation must be made more than a year in advance. Then, what if you have to change it? It’s is usually tough luck, without a refund.

If you understand the above scenario, then you will be glad there is an alternative.  It is called membership camping.  Allegany Mountain Resort is Western New York’s premier membership camping resort, it is synonymous with the word FUN. Rainbow Lake, as many know it, has over 50 years of experience catering to the need of campers.  Located 10 minutes from the village of Ellicottville, it offers over 300 acres of camping facilities, abundant fishing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, dancing food and fun. The recreational center borders the 70 acre lake and offers two outdoors pools, indoor pool and spa, playgrounds, craft house and café and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. You will also find mini golf, horseshoes, tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer and a walking trail surrounding the entire Rainbow Lake. There are activities galore, with a full time activities director planning events for all ages, from fishing tournaments, evening dances, special holiday events and more.  The pool side café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with its famous Friday fish fry. All of this is available…..without the stress of worrying about reservations.

Membership based campground.

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Allegany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake
6994 Plato Road
East Otto, NY 14729
United States
Phone: (877) 850-7972
42° 20' 49.2468" N, 78° 41' 56.652" W

Lodging Information

  • Hot Tub: Yes
  • Refrigerator: Yes
  • Kitchenette: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Fitness / Gym: No
  • Fireplace: No
  • Bar: No
  • TV: Unknown

Campgrounds & Cabins

  • # of Sites:
  • # of Sites with Electric: 725
  • # of Cabins:
  • # of Cabins with Electric:
  • Camp Store: Yes
  • Flush Toilets / Showers: Unknown
  • Heat: Unknown
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Propane Station: Unknown
  • Recreational Area(s): Yes

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Yes
  • Bus Parking: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Internet Access: Yes
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Yes
  • Outdoor Pool: Yes
  • Swimming: Nearby
  • Boat Launch or Dock: Yes
  • Fishing Access: Direct
  • Equestrian Trail Access: No
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Yes
  • Hiking Trail Access: Yes
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Yes
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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