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Cabins at Allegany State Park

Enjoy the splendor of the Enchanted Mountains at it's finest by camping!  Nothing quite compares to sitting around a campfire, enjoying the night air.  Forget the stories you heard of treacherous paths through poison ivy, being chased by bears or running into hillbillies sorts on your way down the river.  Camping is about bonding, memory making, educating, and relaxing.  Picture instead, fresh air, meandering streams, starry nights, and connecting with nature!  

Whether you're looking to challenge your skills of survival with no cords, no phones, and no tv or just looking to somewhat experience the Great Outdoors, we have it for you.  Our campgrounds and Resorts take you anywhere you want to go- from "roughing it" at Little Rock City to "glamping" (glamorous camping) at the Woods at Bear Creek. 

Here are some of the campgrounds you can stay at, with many offering group activity nights, special event days, pools, games, playgrounds and more!

Allegany Mountain Family Recreation Resort- East Otto

Allegany State Park (Red House and Quaker)- Salamanca

Arrowhead Campground - Delevan

Campground Adventures - Ischua

Camp Emerald Acres - Franklinville

Elkdale RV Resort - Salamanca

Good-Natured Glamping - Ellicottville

Harwood Haven Cabin Resort & Camping - Farmersville

Highbanks Campground - Steamburg

Kinzua Lake Campground - Frewsburg

Lake Lane Fishing & Camping Getaway - Olean

Onoville Marina - Steamburg

Pope Haven Campground - Randolph

Riverhurst Park Campground - Olean

Shamrock Pines Campground - Franklinville

Triple R Camping Resort & Trailer Sales - Franklinville

Looking to have a roof above your head or stay at a home away from home?  Here are some of the cabins, lodges, and guest houses you could choose to stay at:

Aim High Outdoor Adventures - Leon

Arboretum on The Blue Hill - Delevan

Creekside Escape - Little Valley

Elkdale RV Resort - Salamanca

ERA Vacation Properties - Ellicottville

Grace Depot House - Great Valley

Great View Cabins - Kill Buck

Log Chalet in the Woods - Ellicottville

Mystic Water Resort - Limestone

SnowPine Village - Ellicottville

Stone Mountain Chalet Lodging - Great Valley

Willow Creek Cottage - South Dayton

If you decide to go on one of our hiking trails and set up camp wherever you lay your head at night, please note there are rules and regulations for camping on statelands.  Go to the DEC's website to review. 

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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