William O. Smith Recreation Center

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This facility is operated by the City of Olean, and offers:Regulation ice arena, 200’ by 85’, operated from September thru March. Enclosed arena available for rental during off season. Seating for 577 (permanent bleachers) and parking for 150. Skate rentals and skate sharpening available.

35’ x 25’ ceramic tile wading pool and “L” shaped swimming pool, one way metric and other linear for swimming competitions. Minimum depth is 3’6” with maximum of 13’ and 1’5” minimum depth for wading pool. Open from June thru Labor Day. Facility completely accessible by handicapped.

Sports Court Floor, 200’ by 85’, operated June thru September. Area includes two basketball courts, three volleyball courts, soccer floor and roller hockey area. Used for public roller hockey and also available for rental groups. Smoke free facility.

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William O. Smith Recreation Center
551 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-376-5698
42° 4' 45.4224" N, 78° 25' 19.1532" W

General Information

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