Quaker Lake Launch & Fishing Dock

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The Quaker Lake launch is on the North point of Quaker Lake. Great dock to fish from and a great place to launch your canoe or kayak from.


The dock at Quaker Lake is handicapped accessible for anyone looking to go fishing.

Fish for Trout, Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish all year! You could go ice fishing on this lake too!

Canoeing and Kayaking

Great place to practice canoeing and kayaking.


Rentals are not available at this location.


Gravel parking lot


There is no fee unless you go further south to the Allegany State Park entrance booth AND it is between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. The park is worth the cheap carload fee.


From I-86 Exit 18

While heading South on Quaker Lake Run (Rte.280) before the Quaker Lake Dam on the left will be a gravel parking area.

From Allegany State Park

Head Northwest on Allegany State Park Rte. 3. Pass entrance / exit booths. On the North side of Quaker Lake and on the rightside of the road you'll find the Quaker Dam/Spillway. Several hundred feet past on the right will be the gravel parking area and dock.

Photo of kayaker at Quaker Lake launch. Fall 2007
Quaker Lake Launch & Fishing Dock
Quaker Run Road
Coldspring, NY
United States
42° 3' 10.6272" N, 78° 52' 31.0404" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Unknown
  • Bus Parking: Unknown
  • Pets Allowed: Unknown
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming: None
  • Boat Launch or Dock: Yes
  • Fishing Access: Direct
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

Quaker Lake Launch & Fishing Dock is categorized in

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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