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.
Allegany State Park-Quaker Area New York
2373 ASP, US-1, Salamanca, NY 14779, United States
Suggested Equipment for Allegany State Park-Quaker Area:
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.
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 available for rental. There are year-round vacation rental cottages that are fully equipped with the latest conveniences located in both the Red House and Quaker areas.
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 a 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.
Reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge, the Pitt Cottage in the Red House Area offers the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages. One outstanding feature of the Pitt Cottage is its gas-burning stone fireplace. Located on Allegany State Park Rte. 2, the cottage is adjacent to Congdon Trail and three miles from the Administration Building.
The many hiking trails give opportunities to explore the naturally formed caves, plus the diversity of plants and wildlife. Allegany’s mixed hemlock/hardwood forest, mountains, rolling hills and meadows, streams, ponds, and lakes attract devoted outdoors enthusiasts year-round. In the Red House area, Thunder Rocks is an impressive bedrock city that allows the nature lover to see the hidden beauty that this park is known for. Hiking trails will take you up to the Stone Tower structure where one can look out over vistas of rolling hills covered by mature forests.
The Allegany State Park Red House Area offers five miles of paved bike paths that weave through the park, up rolling hills to scenic overlooks, and back down through wooded valleys. Forgot your bike? Bike rentals are available. The Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area has some of the finest mountain bike trails in the Northeast.
Fishing is a popular activity throughout Allegany State Park. Boat launches, perfect for launching a kayak or a powerboat, and boat rentals are available to the public.
Recreational boaters will enjoy a summer afternoon in Allegany State Park. Friend’s Boat Launch makes the Allegany Reservoir available to boating enthusiasts. Powerboats and kayaks or canoes can be launched from this location or from one of the sandy beaches.
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 the horseshoe pits, baseball fields, basketball, volleyball or tennis courts.
The Quaker Area of the park 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. An accessible beach can be found in the Red House area, as well as a boat launch and boat rentals. Fishing is permitted in both areas.
Leave No Trace
New York State Parks are proud community partners of LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS. Everyone is advised to comply with the following:
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITOR
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