Rock City Park

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Rock City Park
505A Rock City Road Route 16 South
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 1-866-404-ROCK
42° 0' 59.0652" N, 78° 28' 29.3772" W
Website: RockCityPark.com

Rock City Park is a majestic geological spectacle of enormous rock formations and is sometimes called one of the Eighth Wonders of the World. This prehistoric ocean floor is the World’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (also called ocean spar or puddingstone) and attracts thousands of visitors yearly.

Located on top of Rock City Hill, on route 16, south of Olean, New York. Its altitude is 2,300 feet above sea level. Walk among natures creations and marvel at the rock formations!

Bring your picnic basket and enjoy nature at its finest!

  • Scenic Views
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Gigantic Rock Formations
  • Newly Expanded Museum
  • Souvenir and Rock Shop
  • Virtual Video Tour
  • Fluorescent Rock Room
  • Refreshments and Snacks

OPEN: May – October

HOURS: 9AM – 6PM Daily

LAST TICKET FOR TRAILS SOLD AT 5:00 PM

Rock City Park also offers space for receptions, meetings, reunions or birthday parties and can accommodate 100 people during their OPEN season.  They request 30 days booking time.  There is a fully equipped kitchen for catering purposes and plenty of lodging is available in Olean, just 15 miles away.

Conference / Reception / Meeting Information

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Room Fee?: Yes
  • Booking Time Requirement: 1 month advance notice
  • Are Tables & Chairs included in room fee?: Yes
  • AV Equipment?: No
  • Wireless Access: No

General Information

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

Please note the following:

  • New York State does not allow smoking inside bars and restaurants.
  • this information may change and may be incorrect

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

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