The best camping near Allegany State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Allegany State Park adventure.

The best camping near Allegany State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Allegany State Park adventure.

Camping near Allegany State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Allegany State Park adventure.

Natural history meets lakefront fun at this Western New York state park.  

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Campground Adventures

37 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents36 acres · NY
Pitch your tent, bring your RV camper or stay at one of our glamping sites at Campground Adventures and stay next to the Ischua Creek. Bring your kayak/canoe and fishing pole and enjoy the adventure. At your site you will have access to water hook-ups and 20 Amps service. Bath house is short walking distance away with hot showers and toilets. Each site will have a picnic table and a fire ring.
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Stargazing Field at Olga Farm

15 sites · Tents133 acres · Coudersport, PA
Olga Farm is a working organic vegetable farm with a Stargazing Field for primitive camping & it also offers a number of glamping options. Please contact us if you're interested in glamping at Olga Farm. The Stargazing Field at Olga Farm is perfect for camping, breathtaking sunrises, peaceful meditation, & you guessed it...stargazing in some of the darkest skies in the northeastern United States. It's adjacent to a working organic vegetable farm. Olga Farm is 4.4 miles from the charming town of Coudersport & its shops & eateries, including Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro which is only 5.9 miles away. There's a great swimming hole less than 5.5 miles away. Cherry Springs State Park, a stargazing Mecca is 21 miles away. Olga Farm is a great base to explore the Pennsylvania Wilds. We are 36 miles from the Kinzua Skywalk & 46 miles from Leonard Harrison State Park, one of our favorite places to view the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We're only 14 miles from the Austin Dam Ruins & 37 miles from Rock City Park just over the border in New York State.
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The Crosspatch

7 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Salamanca, NY
Family owned for 41 years! The Crosspatch got it's name because it is a triangular piece of land located between Route 242, Route 353 and Baker Road, the patch between the crossroads! The Crosspatch has been a working horse ranch in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains of New York for many yearsLearn more about this land:We have two camping areas, one with a pavilion and outhouses and a creek and one with only walk to (approx one third mile hike private access, in the woods.)  Both beautiful and private.
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Firefly Acres - Solar Eclipse View

5 sites · Lodging, Tents93 acres · Olean, NY
Welcome to Firefly Aces where our land offers beautiful views of the valley and "Enchanted Mountains" by day and star filled skies at night. If you look long enough, you may even see some shooting stars. The property is 93 acres and offers well manicured hiking trails that can even be used for Mountain Biking enthusiasts. Wild animals such as deer, raccoons, fox, owls, hawks, humming birds, bald eagles and more have made the land their home. Fireflies tend to take over in the summer months, its a beautiful thing to see. It's the perfect place to get away and enjoy nature all while being close to restaurants and downtown Olean if needed. Enjoy cooking on our rustic fire pits or light a fire to just enjoy the crackling sounds and warmth at night. A safe place for kids to run around, enjoy family time and the simple pleasures Mother Nature has to offer. It's perfect for anyone who just wants to get away and immerse themselves in the country. We have 2 camp sites ready right now both come with a fire pit. One is more secluded which is campsite #2 and the one with the valley view is campsite #1.
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The Quarry

52 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · West Falls, NY
Property with a limited number of sites with power however plenty of tent camping and self contained camping. The property was a recreational area with 88 camping sites. It is now a personal entertainment venue. On the property is a bath house with 4 warm showers and two toilets, men’s and woman’s.
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Steelhead Run Recreation Area

2 sites · RVs7 acres · Westfield, NY
When arriving at Steelhead Run you are greeted by the sounds of Lake Erie in a tranquil wooded setting. Only steps away from beautiful Lake Erie and Chautauqua Creek. Our location offers an array of experiences from walks along the beach, wildlife viewing, relaxing to the view of incredible sunsets and so much more. Cocktails, food, and public boat launching can be found just half a mile up the road. A quick drive inland, the historic town of Westfield provides weekend farmers markets, wineries, eateries, and antique shopping.
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Abandoned School

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Tidioute, PA
Nestled on the outskirts of an abandoned school campus, Camp Allegheny stands as a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Surrounded by the tranquil embrace of the Allegheny National Forest, this property offers a unique blend of rustic charm and outdoor escapades. Accessible by car, the campsite provides a seamless transition from urban exploration to wilderness immersion. Envision waking up to the gentle rustle of leaves and the distant call of birds, as the forest beckons with a myriad of recreational opportunities. Embark on invigorating hikes through winding trails, where each step unveils breathtaking vistas and hidden wonders waiting to be discovered. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, rafting adventures down the nearby rivers promise an exhilarating journey through rushing waters and rugged terrain. Fishing enthusiasts will find solace in the pristine streams and serene lakes that dot the landscape, offering the perfect setting to cast a line and reel in the day's catch. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice explorer, the abundance of fish species and scenic beauty ensure an unforgettable angling experience. After a day of outdoor pursuits, return to the campsite to unwind under the star-studded sky, where the crackling of a campfire and the camaraderie of fellow travelers create memories that last a lifetime. With its unparalleled blend of natural splendor and recreational activities, Camp Allegheny invites you to embrace the spirit of adventure and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Allegheny National Forest.
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Zoar Valley Forest Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Cattaraugus, NY
🌿 Private forested land against the ledge of Zoar Valley. Large, spacious campsite areas, good for groups. A rare location that is secluded and quiet, away from people and traffic. For those that want to feel isolated and immersed in nature and the forest. Includes seven acres to primitive camp on, or bring an RV/camper in (10ft clearance at gate). Each site has a picnic table, and brick fire pit. Pergola party shelter located at Site 2. 🔒Locked gate at each site entrance from road for privacy and security. Site 1 is closer to the road, Site 2 is deeper in the woods, with adequate privacy and space between the two. ♻️ Take out what you take in, leave no trace. 🌙 Porta potty toilet on site maintained regularly, shared between sites April-November 🌳The campsite borders state forest to hike freely, and is about 1000ft until the top edge of the valley with beautiful vantage points of the valley. Drive down the road a few miles to the Forty Road trail head that leads to the creek down in Zoar Valley.
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Rustic Acres Rentals

13 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Pittsfield, PA
Rustic Acres Rentals is 50 acres of mostly dense woods with a beautiful stream running through the property that is great to cool off in the summer or just to sit by and relax. The property sits in a valley, so it blocks the lights from town at night to create super bright stars. We are 12 minutes to the closest boat launch on the Allegheny River, 20 minutes from Rocky Gap ATV Trail, and 40 minutes from Kinzua Dam and Kinzua Reservoir where you will also find the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. Endless things to do here including miles of biking and hiking trails that have amazing overlooks of the reservoir.
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Forest Dwellers Homestead

3 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · West Valley, NY
Sitting on 5 acres of forest made up of huge hundred year old cherry trees, maple trees, birch trees and evergreens! We offer a variety of cabin and tent camping stays. There are two hiking trails in the woods for you to explore, one 5-10min and the other 20-25min to the fossil creek and back depending on your pace. There are so many plants and animals to see! An outhouse is available for your use, no running water at this time, though it will be added soon. A stay for those who would rather fall asleep under the stars, listening to the sounds of the forest, while still being a quick drive to town. A small (nearly private) fishing pond sits at the top of our street and is maintained by our local Boy Scout troop. Located just off Highway 219. Ellicottville, NY and Springville, NY are both 15min away heading either way on the 219. Roads from here to there are priority roads plowed regularly.
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Letchworth Valley Campground & Reso

39 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents147 acres · Bliss, NY
Letchworth Valley Campground & Resort is a newly acquired 147 Acre property with a 26 acre lake located 10 minutes from Letchworth Park. Wiscoy Creek famous for trout fishing also runs through a portion of the property. There's canoeing, hiking, fishing, & swimming in an all natural setting. We have 25 primitive tent sites, 16 RV sites that have water and electric, 4 hotel rooms, 5 premium cabins and 5 rustic cabins. Wildlife including a pair of bald eagles, geese, herons, turtles, and birds of all kinds live on the property. All sites have a fire ring with grill and a picnic table. We are pet friendly up to 3 pets. Open May 15th - October 30th Closed October 31st - May 14th
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Angie's Country Cabins B&B

11 sites · Lodging10 acres · Cassadaga, NY
Amazing little camping spot, we have 6 cabins on site and a glamping tent nestled in the woods as well as a guest room we rent. Nice back porch with hot tub- bar- table- grill. Pavilion with picnic table at the main house. Plenty of Parking. Only the country cabin you can drive right up to the cabin. The rest of the rentals you MUST WALK to. No big hills. Super quiet spot in nature. Unplug and reconnect with nature and each other. Leashed dogs are welcome. No cats allowed inside any rentals. Please do not bring animals who are known to be unfriendly towards humans & other animals.
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The best camping near Allegany State Park guide

Overview

About

About an hour south of Buffalo, Allegany State Park has been a popular getaway for generations, offering hundreds of campsites and cabins, some year-round. The park is divided into two main areas, each with its own camping areas and swimming lakes: the Red House Area in the northern part of the park and the Quaker Area in the south. Allegany also features an interesting array of geological formations, including a group of ancient bedrock formations known as Thunder Rocks and a cluster of grottoes called Bear Caves, one of the park’s most popular hiking destinations. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for history buffs: The Red House Area is close to top park attractions, including Red House Lake, the Administration Building with its gift shop and natural history museum, a fire tower, and the Stone Tower, an observation tower dating back to 1933.
  • Best for boating: The Quaker Area Campground (aka Cain Hollow) features easy access to Quaker Lake and Science Lake, with two fishing piers, a sandy beach, and a boat launch, plus plenty of hiking trails.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve your campsite through New York State Parks online reservation system or over the phone.
  2. Camping is by reservation only. Walk-in camping is not allowed.
  3. Book ahead, especially if you want to visit on a weekend or in summer. Reservations are available from nine months in advance and close at 3pm on the day of your visit.
  4. If you can’t find a campsite in Allegany State Park during your preferred dates, you may be able to find an alternative campsite by doing an expanded map search on the New York State Parks’ reservation website.

When to go

Allegany is a popular getaway for nature lovers year-round. Summer draws those interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, and simply enjoying a camping experience out in nature, while winters are popular for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing, particularly in the Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area. The campsites at Allegany are usually open from late May until the last weekend in October. The cottages and some cabins are open year-round.

Know before you go

  • The nearest place to stock up on supplies and groceries is Salamanca, a 15-minute drive away, though you may find more selection in Bradford, Pennsylvania, about a 30-minute drive from the Quaker entrance.
  • To prevent the spread of emerald ash borer beetle infestations, campers cannot bring firewood into the park. Kiln-dried firewood is available for campfires. 
  • The campsites and most other facilities are ADA accessible. The seven full-service Fancher Cottages are also accessible, but the Pitt Cottage in the Red House Area is not.

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