Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park, Salamanca: Address, Phone Number, Allegany State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Allegany State Park
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The largest state park in New York that offers hiking trails and camping.
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TravelMnDan
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
This Park is an absolute Winter wonderland and is a fantastic place to go sledding in Salamanca, New York. Chances are pretty good that you will find snow at Alleghany during the cold winter months, and if you go just after a heavy snowfall, you will experience an amazing place to find sledding. Whether it’s a designated spot for riding your sled or tube down or you make your own downhill track like we did, you’re sure to have a great time. There is no place like Western New York and during the winter Alleghany is just as fun as it is in the summer. If you want to check out the sledding adventure me and my family and friends had you can check out my YouTube channel called Travel Man Dan. This place is great, and the episode just shows a small little hill we created off the trail of our cabins but it was a blast and I definitely recommend this place for you if you want to have some Wintertime fun!!
Written October 24, 2021
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joestace
North Tonawanda, NY28 contributions
This is a great get-away with your family, friends or just yourself. We have been camping here for decades. From when we didn't have kids with tons of friends to when we all have kids and now dogs too. Our trip has grown from about 20 of us to enough of us to buy out the whole Bova trail. The weather has been from extremely cold to extremely muddy but in any event the trip was a huge success. Our kids are now adults who still love to sled, when there's snow, or just hang with friends when there isn't snow. Either way, there's always a walk about the mountain trails that proves to be breathtaking and relaxing. Our next visit is Jan. 2020.....can't wait!
Written January 8, 2020
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retirednold
sinclairville n.y.182 contributions
went to visit there cabin was very nice many things to do . They rode bikes around red house lake went to bridal falls thunder rocks bear caves among other . the only bad thing both lakes were closed due to e coli. spotty cell service
Written August 26, 2021
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Sarushkaya
Rochester, NY1,122 contributions
Solo
Beautiful State park in Cattaraugus County, Salamanca, NY. I visited the park on a weekend in Mid-October, too early for the fall foliage peak show.
However, the rain and cold misty morning with patches of Sun breaking through the clouds gave the scenery a magical enchanted aura.
The covered bridge was a great photo spot.
An anxious dog running to jump in the lake was a happy sight.
Written November 1, 2021
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Frank C
Cape Coral, FL390 contributions
Osgood trail had some excessive downed trees. Park is clean and well maintained. Many hiking, canoe, kayak and biking options.
Lots of great fishing. Red House Lake still Best! Quaker Lake and Alleghany River / Kinzu area, water was very green.
Staff at Administration was helpful. Bathrooms are clean and well lit. If they run out of anything leave note, they will restock. Cabins on Mac Intosh were nice, needed some better cleaning, so bring your own broom and cleaning supplies. Walk around Lake, at sunset was best, lots of Deer.
Written September 20, 2021
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WindySkies1
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Friends
One of the few parks open year round for those of us who love the outdoors. Multiple great choices for accommodations, from rustic tent sites to RVs and basic cabins up to fully equipped cottages. Great for family and friends and groups of all sizes spread out throughout a huge and highly forested area. Plenty of trails designated for year round hiking and biking, as well as cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and areas for snow mobiles as well. I even saw plenty of ice fishers last weekend.
Written February 12, 2020
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michelle w
16 contributions
This park is just gorgeous year-round! I visited on April 21, for the entire afternoon. Was happy to see they have reopened the gift shop at Red House admin building. I birdwatched, looked for beavers at three different beaver ponds and saw an osprey nest as I drove out from the Quaker side!
It appears that a lot of exciting renovations and upgrades are being made all over the park. I can't wait to see what these changes bring this summer and fall!
Written April 23, 2022
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JuneNY
1,551 contributions
This was my first time staying in the park in thirty five years. We stayed in a cottage in the Quaker area. It had everything we needed. The park offers something for everyone from scenery to hikes, kayaking, biking trails and more. I love this place!!!!!
Written October 8, 2021
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Quest22496
Western New York State1 contribution
Allegany State Park, located in western New York state is a wonderful year-round vacation or day-trip destination. The park covers aprox. 65,000 acres of land untouched by the last ice age so the terrain is unique to this part of the state. There are two main areas of Allegany State Park, the Red House Area and the Quaker Run Area. The Red House Area is located in the northern section on the park and offers both Cabins and Campsites to visitors. There is a lake covering 120 acres located in the middle of the Red House area which offers visitors a choice of non-motorized boating, fishing, a great picnic spot and also many great photo opportunities. The is also a beach and bathing area located on the lake which offers guarded swimming in season. On the shores of Red House Lake there is located a English Tudor style building built of hand-hewn timber known as the Administration Building. It is a beautiful building which houses the park offices, the Park Police, Camping Rental Office, Park Resturant, a Museum, and a great little gift shop. There is also a Camp Store located near the Tent and Trailer camping section. There are 8 Cabin Trail in Red House and 147 Cabins available, most of them year-round.

The Quaker Run Area is located in the southern section of the park and offers a more rustic setting in contrast to the Red House Area but it is just as nice, it all depends on your taste. The 275 acre Quaker Lake is locted just east of the Quaker area and offers fishing, Electric powered boating, and great picnic and photo spots. There is a Camping Rental Office, Camp Store, Museum, and Gift shop all located in the Quaker Run Area. There are 21 Cabin Trails offering 230 Cabins available for rental, about 100 of them are available year-round. There are also two Campsite areas located in the Quaker Run area, the Cain Hollow Tent and Trailer Area and the Dielh Tent Area. A picnic area and the Quaker Amphitheater which offers summer performances and movies for the visitors enjoyment.

There are 18 Hiking Trails, numerous snow mobile and horse back trails also available. In the peak summer months there is an entrance fee of $6.00 but this is only enforced during the daylight hours. The rest of the year the park entrance is free.

Allegany State Park is a wonderful part of Western New York State and offers so much for the individual tastes of all visitors. There is a rather small amount on info available online about the park as of now but I recently heard that there is a site being constructed as a detailed guide to the park. It is supposed to be up next year but again, this is only what I was told by a frequent visitor to the park. I hope that this somewhat rambling description can be of some help to anyone interested in visiting the park.

Written November 9, 2002
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janice r
Henrietta, NY330 contributions
Friends
I would like to start with the fact that I love this park and have been cabin camping here for 30+ years. We go every fall for a long weekend and just relax and enjoy nature. With that being said.... I need to WARN ALL WOMAN that while I was taking a shower at the Fancher facility in the Quaker Run area I opened my eyes to see a man in the stall next to mine on a bench taking pictures/video of me. I screamed and he ran. I made a police report but want it to be know that this is happening. He knew the facility so this is not his first time there. One day just "watching" may not be enough for him. There are no camera's, locks or good lighting at the facility. PLEASE be very aware of this issue. Anyone that is suspicious call the police because there is no cell phone service so you can not call for help after the fact. The park needs to do something better for safety at the shower/bathroom facilities.
Written September 22, 2014
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