Traveler Advisory: The New York State Department of Transportation has a long term closure of Interstate 86, between Exits 21 and 23 on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation, Cattaraugus County, in effect for approximately five months to facilitate construction. Due to the Interstate 86 closure, eastbound and westbound traffic are currently detoured using Route 417. Learn more about suggested alternate routes.
The Quaker area is known for its two lakes and wonderful camping experiences. It offers a sandy beach for swimming, two fishing piers and a canoeing or kayaking access point. Friend's Boat Launch makes the Allegany Reservoir available to the boating enthusiasts. The many hiking trails give opportunities to explore the naturally formed caves, plus the diversity of plants and wildlife. Many come to relax with the programs offered at the Quaker amphitheater, by picnicking, or just letting the children spend time on the playground. If you enjoy sports, you can use our horse shoe pits, baseball fields, basketball, volley ball or tennis courts. The old Quaker store has been completely restored and now houses a park museum. Interesting exhibits document the history of Allegany State Park as "The wilderness Playground of Western New York," and orient visitors to the parks unique features and attractions, both past and present. Allegany's mixed hemlock /hardwood forest, mountains, rolling hills and meadows, streams, ponds and lakes attract devoted outdoors enthusiasts year-round.
The two campgrounds and 20 cabin trails offer a total of 189 campsites and 230 cabins, 30 of them winterized and one group camp for rental. The Quaker area also has vacation rental cottages. The seven Fancher Cottages are located in the southern part of the Allegany State park, adjacent to Quaker Run Creek and offer guests a unique camping experience. Named for Senator Albert T. Fancher, the "Father of Allegany State Park," each Fancher Cottage (located in the historic Quaker Area of the park) has a bathroom with shower, refrigerator, counter-top range and microwave. The fully accessible cottages sleep six, are furnished and stocked with pillows, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes and coffeemakers. In addition, each cottage has a grill and picnic table outside.
Allegany Red House Area
- During your visit you may encounter wildlife. Some of these encounters may even occur in high use areas, such as picnic areas, cabin trails and tent and trailer sites. Be advised that feeding (intentionally or unintentionally) and harassing wildlife, especially bear, may result in fines and/or eviction. Please report nuisance wildlife activity in high use areas to Park staff immediately.
- An infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has been documented near Allegany State Park. This is the first occurrence documented in New York State. Patrons are encouraged to not bring firewood with them into the park. Kiln dried firewood will be available at the park.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer beetle and firewood regulations see the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) website at:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html and http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/28722.html
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 10 feet. No pets at bathing areas, public buildings or on cross-country ski trails. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.