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Allegany State Park - Quaker
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Allegany State Park - Quaker
Description - Allegany State Park's Quaker Area has been referred to as "The Wilderness Playground of Western New York." The abundant outdoor opportunities and overnight lodging facilities attract thousands each year. This park is well-know for its snowmobiling opportunities in addition to its bridal and hiking trails, fishing and swimming opportunities and beautiful scenery.

Attractions - Allegany State Park's Quaker Area lies in western New York above Pennsylvania and along the shores of the Allegany Reservoir within the Allegheny Plateau. This beautiful area with its rolling hills, mountain tops, beautiful streams and lakes, along with a wide range of park amenities and literally hundreds of cabins and campsites, results in thousands of visitors each year.

Recreation - Visitors enjoy year-round outdoor activities at Allegany State Park. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are very popular in winter. A bridal path and hiking trails are enjoyed in warmer months. Swimming, fishing and power boating are enjoyed amidst rolling hills and mountains. Overnight stays at a well-equipped cabin (230 cabins, 30 winterized) or a spacious campsite (189 sites) or camping at the one group campground is also available. An old Quaker Store has been fully restored and serves as the park museum.

Climate - The Allegany State Park area experiences average January temperatures between 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - The Quaker Area of Allegany State Park is located at the northern edge of Allegany Reservoir off Quaker Run Road. Take SR 17 to Exit 18 which is 11 miles west of Salamanca.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I recently stayed at cain hollow. I was hoping to be able to see some sort of wildlife... the only wildlife that I was able to see was some blue jays, ospreys, woodchucks and a skunk. But other than that it is really a quiet place to camp and relax from everything. I was able to get some good fishing in. I am in hopes to actually return to Allegany State park in the fall, maybe then I will see more wildlife.

Filed By: Dawn
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I first went to Allegany (Quaker Area), when I was just 6 mo. old!! I am now 45 and I still think it is the most wonderful place in the world! I would tell everyone to go and have the best time in their lives. since i became an adult i have organized MANY MANY trips with family and friends. one halloween (close to my b-day) I organized a big party and we pretty much the whole trails of Gypsy and Circle, about 60 people. When we lit the 100 jack-o-lanterns and the 100 luminaries, the whole rest of the park showed up!!! They brought food drink and their great memories of the park to share. I guess what I'm trying to say is that when you come to the park the first time, BE PREPARED TO STAY THE REST OF YOUR LIVES!!!!!! EVERYONE DOES! OH YEAH, THREE OF THE GUESTS WERE BLACK BEARS SAYING GOODNIGHT FOR THE WINTER!! I guess if I had to pick any bad point it would be the bathroom and shower situation,they leave alot to be desired, but you get lucky sometime and get hot water. BUT THATS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. I HOPE YOU LOVE IT AS MICH AS ME

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: I agree whole heartedly with the previous comment regarding frisbees and balls in the swimming area.They should be allowed as they add to the enjoyment of the water. Most areas allow their use

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The swimming area does not allow frisbees or balls to be thrown in the area, nor can you play with them in the area surrounding the beach. What a stupid rule

Filed By: KATHY THOMAS (BUFFALO, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: QUAKER IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & STILL RUSTIC AREAS I HAVE EVER SEEN. SAW A BLACK BEAR UP CLOSE(BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL) AND MORE WILDLIFE HERE THAN ANYWHERE I HAVE EVER BEEN. WE MUST PERSEVERE TO KEEP THESE WONDERFUL PLACES INTACT AND AS A TREASURE FOR OUR CHILDREN. READ A WONDERFUL BOOK CALLED ALLEGANY HELLBENDER TO FIND OUT MANY NEAT, LITTLE KNOWN FACTS OF THE PARK AND ITS PAST. THIS IS OUR FAVORITE CAMPING AREA, FOR MYSELF, MY HUSBAND AND OUR TWO SONS. WE HAVE MET MANY GREAT PEOPLE AND HAVE MADE SOME TERRIFIC NEW FRIENDS FROM OUR TRIPS HERE. I COULD GO ON FOR EVER, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA. THE HARDEST THING ABOUT CAMPING HERE IS PACKING UP TO COME HOPE...

Filed By: a c smith (mechanicsburg, pa)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I HAVE CAMPED AT ALLEGANY QUAKER AREA FOR 30 YEARS NOW. THIS YEAR OUR CHURCH FILLED 22 CABINS IN 4 DIFFERENT SITES. THE FAMILIES GATHERED FOR DINNERS, CAMP FIRES,BEACH TIME,CAMERA HUNTING,AND MANY OF THE PLANNED PARK ACTIVITIES. WE ARE PLANNING TO RETURN AGAIN IN 2003 FOR THE 7 TH TIME TOGETHER AS A GROUP.LOVE THE COFFEE AT 6 AM MIXED WITH THE MOUNTAIN AIR.CHILDREN LAUGHING AND ALL THE WILD LIFE IS JUST INCREDIBLE. THE 5 HOUR DRIVE IS WELL WORTH IT.BRADFORD NOW HAS A WALMART SUPERSTORE,SO NOTHING IS TO HARD TO OVERCOME. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELP PROVIDE SUCH A WONDERFUL PLACE TO CAMP.


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Contact Information:
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area, 2373 ASP, Rte 1, Suite 3 , Salamanca, NY, 14779, Phone: 716-354-2182

Additional Information:
Allegany State Park - Red House - Allegany State Park is a mixture of hardwood forest, rolling hills, mountains, meadows, and sparkling waters. Thousands visit this park year-round to enjoy the abundant outdoor opportunities.
Allegany Travel Region - The Allegany Travel Region is located in the southwestern area of New York bordering Lake Erie and Pennsylvania. The area's picturesque Victorian architecture equals the natural scenic beauty.
New York Lakes and Rivers -
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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