Allegany State Park

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With over 65,000 acres, Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York State and is open year 'round with a multitude of outdoor activities for every season and every taste.

The park offers 18 hiking trails, 3 of which have been developed as self-guided nature trails. Or bike along the 5.6 miles of paved trails which includes 3.1 miles around Red House Lake.  You don't have to haul your mountain bike with you as they're available to rent so that you can enjoy the 20+ miles of mountain bike trails.

If you want to spend time on the water, you'll find rowboats, paddleboats, paddleboards, canoes and kayaks available for rent.  And of course, there are two sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun after a swim.  Plan to fish?? Bait and other fishing supplies are available in the Retail Shop as well as ice, ice cream and cold beverages.

One of the most spectacular places to see Autumn at its best is Allegany State Park(official). Drive, hike, bike or horseback ride through the park on its many roads or trails. You will be delighted you made the trip!

You can enjoy most winter sports right here ... cross-country ski on the 25 miles of trails at the Art Roscoe Recreation Area. There are also special trails for snowshoes.  Rentals are available at the Summit Mountain Shop. Snowmobile on the groomed trails that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.

Stop by the Old Quaker Store and Museum to learn about the park and what people used to use while camping.

The Park Restaurant has a new outdoor dining patio overlooking Red House Lake where you can enjoy burgers, wings, sandwiches, soup, salad, Friday Fish Fry or Sunday Breakfast Buffet.

And don't forget your pup!  The Park allows family pets as long as they're leashed, have written proof of their rabies vaccination and are with you at all times.

Multi-use trails wind their way around the hills, valleys, meadows, forests and lakes...

Allegany State Park Map and areas

Thumbnail of Allegany State Park MapGet the Allegany State Park Map online or request that we mail you one!

Allegany State Park has two main areas, Red House and Quaker.  Here are some of the stats: 

65,000 (101 square miles).
Red House Tent & Trailer (April 1- mid December).
Diehl Trail Campsites (April 1 to mid-December).
Cain Hollow Campground in Quaker (Memorial weekend to Columbus Day weekend).
Cabins: Red House Area 144; Quaker Area 204
Cottages: Red House Area 16; Quaker Area 37
Trails (Miles): Hiking 79 ; snowmobile (groomed)
91; cross country ski 24; equestrian 45; bike/multi-use trails 5.7.
Amenities: Sand Beaches 2; Snack Bars (seasonal) 3; Restaurant (seasonal) 1; Gift Shops 3; Camp Stores (seasonal) 2; Museums 2; Showers and flush facilities (most areas); Trailer dumping station; Friends Boat Launch (Kinzua); Small boat ramps at Red House and Quaker Lakes.

Please call 1-800-456-2267 for reservations.

View some Autumn Photos at Allegany State Park

Want to be come more involved with Allegany State Park?

The park is very lucky to have a large group of volunteers called Friends of Allegany State Park who help promote, preserve and maintain the park.  Interested in becoming a Friend?  Click here for more information.

Photo of Red House Lake at Allegany State Park in Autumn
Allegany State Park
2373 ASP Route 1, Suite. 3
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 or 1-800-456-2267
42° 3' 19.5408" N, 78° 46' 20.0064" W

Lodging Information

  • Hot Tub: Unknown
  • Refrigerator: Yes
  • Kitchenette: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Unknown
  • Fitness / Gym: Unknown
  • Fireplace: Unknown
  • Bar: Unknown
  • TV: Unknown

Campgrounds & Cabins

  • # of Sites: 321
  • # of Sites with Electric: 163
  • # of Cabins: 364
  • # of Cabins with Electric: 289
  • Camp Store: Yes
  • Flush Toilets / Showers: Yes
  • Heat: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Propane Station: Unknown
  • Recreational Area(s): Yes

Conference / Reception / Meeting Information

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Room Fee?: Yes
  • Booking Time Requirement: 2 weeks advance notice
  • Are Tables & Chairs included in room fee?: Yes
  • AV Equipment?: No
  • Wireless Access: Yes

General Information

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

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

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.

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