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Allegheny Reservoir Wildlife Management Area

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Size: 1,110 acres

Allegheny Reservoir WMA is located approximately 15 miles southeast of the city of Jamestown in the Town of South Valley in Cattaraugus County. The town of South Valley is located in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County.

Day Use Activities

Allegheny Reservoir WMA grasslands
Allegheny Reservoir WMA grasslands

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife Observation

A few activities are prohibited: off road vehicular travel, swimming, boating with motors and camping.

Watchable Wildlife

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The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species. Some of the more common species are beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, squirrel, deer, grouse, woodcock, turkey and a variety of song birds.


Allegheny Reservoir WMA was part of the lands acquired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that created the Allegheny Reservoir from the construction of the Kinzua Dam, which is located 9.7 miles upstream from Warren, Penn. Since 1992, the property has been leased to the DEC and is managed by the Region 9 Bureau of Wildlife. Half of the area is forested with mixed hardwoods and conifers and the remaining half is comprised of brush land and grassland.


The primary goals and objectives of the Allegheny Reservoir WMA are to provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species and allow outdoor recreational opportunities. Annual grassland mowing is done to keep open fields from reverting to brush and trees. These maintenance activities are carried out with funding derived mainly from hunting license fees and federal taxes on sporting arms and ammunition.

For more information, call or write to:

Region 9 Wildlife Manager
182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716) 372-0645


From Interstate 86: Take Steamburg Exit 17 and head south on West Perimeter Road (State Route 950A) for approximately six miles.