The Red House Area is known for the historic tudor-style Administration Building with everything centrally located around Red House Lake. It offers 5 miles of paved bike paths, boat and bike rentals, a sandy beach for swimming, fishing and snowmobiling. Feel free to exercise by walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, playing softball, tennis, horseshoes or even a game of volleyball. The Administration Building features a natural history museum, regional headquarters and a gift shop.
Thunder Rocks is an impressive bedrock city that allows for the nature lover to see the hidden beauty that this park is known for. The Stone Tower structure shows vistas of the rolling hills of mature forests. The many beaver ponds are a good place to observe the diversity of wildlife located in the park.
Campers are offered anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation with a total of 125 campsites, 144 cabins, 112 of them winterized and two group camps for rent. The Pitt Cottage is Allegany’s vacation rental. Reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge, the cottage offers the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages in the Quaker Area. Located on Allegany State Park Rte. 2, the cottage is adjacent to Congdon Trail and three miles from the Administration Building. Please note: Pitt Cottage is not accessible.
Allegany State Park-Red House Area 2373 ASP, Rte 1, Suite 3 Salamanca, NY 14779
Allegany State Park is open year round.
Vehicle Entrance Fee
Vehicle Use Fee: $7 Non-profit Bus Fee: $35 Commercial Bus Fee: $75
Campsites: $19-$31/night *$5 nightly fee for non-NYS residents
Group Camping (Group Camp 12) Nightly: $375 Weekly: $1500 *$5 fee for non-NYS residents
Suggested Equipment for Allegany State Park-Red House 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area has some of the finest groomed cross-country skiing in the Northeast. Winter sporting will also enjoy visiting Allegany State park to utilize the numerous trails perfect for an afternoon of snowmobiling, as well as snowshoeing.
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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