Services & Amenities:
Allegany State Park is located in western New York, in Cattaraugus County, just north of Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. The park is divided into two sections: The Red House Area and the Quaker Run Area. The Red House Area's attractions include Stone Tower, the Summit Fire Tower, Red House Lake, Bridal Falls, and the Art Roscoe Ski Area. The Quaker area's attractions include Quaker Lake, the Mount Tuskarora Fire Tower, hiking trails, Science Lake, Bear Caves, Thunder Rocks, and the Quaker Amphitheater.
Activities include beach swimming; boating; fishing; hunting; horseback riding; biking; hiking; walking; visiting the museum; tennis, baseball and softball on the playing fields; and, in winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Most park activities are accessible to disabled visitors.
Visitors looking for anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation are able to choose from Allegany State Park's 424 campsites, 375 cabins, and three group camps, all of which are accessible to disabled visitors. The seven Fancher Cottages, named for Senator Albert T. Fancher, are fully-equipped, year-round vacation cottages and are also handicapped accessible. Reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge, the Pitt Cottage in the Red House Area offers the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages but is not handicapped-accessible. The park also offers a gift shop, picnic pavilions, and showers.
Nearby parks include Lake Erie State Park, Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua, Evangola State Park, Letchworth State Park, and Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Park Improvements! Construction of a new facility building on McIntosh Trail (Red House Area) is slated to begin October 6,2014 and run to February 1, 2015. All construction will be conducted Monday thru Friday only. During your stay you may encounter construction equipment, muddy roads and some noise. The construction of the new facility will mostly impact cabins #16, #18, #24, #15, #17, #19, #28, #30, #32, #34.
Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice
From Labor Day to July 1st Cabin/Campsite renters without reservations must arrive prior to 4:30 p.m. Saturday thru Thursday and 7:30 pm Fridays. Or call the park for the most up to date office hours.
Bear Notice: Be advised that you will be camping in bear country. Please do not leave food, garbage, coolers or other containers unattended as these items are an attractant to bears. Please keep fire pits clean by not burning garbage in them. Literature regarding Allegany State Park wildlife policy will be given out upon check-in.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Looking to reserve for just 1-night? If you make your reservation within 3 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center. This applies only to campsites.
Peak Season runs from the end of June to the end of August each year. During Peak Season cabins and cottages are reservable for 7 or 14 day minimums. Group Camps 5 & 12 can only be reserved for 7 days. No longer or shorter reservations will be honored.
Access passes are NOT accepted for the Group Camps and any of the Full Service Cottages. These cottages are Pitt, Parallel and Fancher cottages.
Smoking is NOT permitted in any cabins, cottages or group camp areas.
Peak season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.
Please contact park for additional information prior to making a reservation.