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Allegany State Park

Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co.

Person on Red House Lake in a canoe (image copyright Ray Minnick), white-tailed deer, large boulders and rock formations (image copyright Ray Minnick)

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Visit any pond or wetland on a warm, sunny day at Allegany State Park and you'll find yourself enchanted by the dipping, diving, hovering dragonflies and damselflies in gorgeous metallic colors. In the evening, spotlighting at the grounds around Red House Lake reveals deer, skunks and other animals.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Beaver ponds, wetlands
  • Old-growth forest, pine plantations
  • Open meadows

Recreational Opportunities

  • Museums,naturalists on staff
  • Hiking, naturalist walks, bicycling
  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing
  • Canoeing, horseback riding
  • Fishing, hunting
  • Campsites, cabins, cottages

Accessible Features

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This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include camping, fishing, hunting, scenic views and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


65,000 acres


See Google Maps for step by step directions to Allegany State Park. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact information

Telephone: (716) 354-9121
Website: Allegany State Park (This link leaves the DEC site)

Photo Credits: Ray Minnick, Sue Shafer, Ray Minnick