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The Administration Building from across Red House Lake
The Administration Building from across Red House Lake

Allegany State Park is a state park in western New York State, located in Cattaraugus County, just north of Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. The park is divided into two sections: The Red House Area and the Quaker Run Area. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1035x422, 91 KB) A view of the Ad Building as seen from across Red House Lake I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1035x422, 91 KB) A view of the Ad Building as seen from across Red House Lake I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreation, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ...


The Red House Area is the northern half of Allegany State Park. It is usually considered to be the most developed area of the park. The Red House area's attractions include Stone Tower, the Summit Fire Tower, Red House Lake, Bridal Falls, and the Art Roscoe Ski Area. This section also contains several hiking trails and camp sites. The Red House area is the location of the Administration Building for the park.


The Quaker area is the southern section of the park. Its attractions include Quaker Lake, the Mount Tuskarora Fire Tower, hiking trails, Science lake, Bear Caves, Thunder Rocks, the Quaker Amphitheater, and of course several campsites. The Cain Hollow campground is located on the Quaker side of the park.


Allegany State Park is nicknamed the "Wilderness Playground of Western New York."[citation needed]

Stone tower near Summit in Red House
Stone tower near Summit in Red House

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History of Allegany State Park

The 65,000 acre, Allegany State Park began on May 2, 1921, when an Act of the New York State Legislature approved the purchase of a 7,000 acre tract of land in the Quaker Run Valley. The land was purchased for $50,000.00 (half of the money was raised locally as per the legislature agreement) on June 18, 1921. was purchased through the Holland Land Company in the Quaker Run Valley. The park was formally dedicated on July 30, 1921. The New York Legislature is the U.S. state of New Yorks legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... Map of the Holland Purchase From 1840s Divided into Counties and Townships And Including Morris Reserve Lands The Holland Land Company was a purchaser of the western two-thirds of the western New York land tract known as the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. ...


Albert T. Francher was appointed by New York Governor Nathen Miller to head a 5 member team to develop a vast park that continues to grow to this day. A converted schoolhouse (near the present day Quaker Inn) served as the park's first administration building, and World War I Army Surplus Tents, on 16'x16' wooden platforms were primarily used during the time between the park's creation until the completion of the first permanent cabins in 1925. Cabin may refer to: Cabin (housing), A small, roughly built house usually with a wood exterior and typically found in rural areas. ...


The first State Park Bond Issue was passed in 1924, and provided funds for the development of the Redhouse Area, including the construction of the Redhouse Administration Building and the building of the Redhouse Dam, which created Redhouse Lake.


In 1926, Science Lake was built and offered the first official swimming area in the park. Adjoining the lake was the Allegany School Of Natural History, a group of 42 cabins, and a main building housing a library, several science laboratories, and an assembly room. The park was developed extensively between 1933 and 1942 when the Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) took on the project of building roads, bridges, camping areas, trails, and picnic areas. The CCC was also were responsible for numerous conservation projects from reforestation to stream bank retention and wildlife improvements. CCC workers on road construction, Camp Euclid, Ohio 1936 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families established in March 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first hundred days. ...


Through the years, the park was developed further with the addition of Quaker Lake, winterized cabins and full service cottages, hiking and snowmobile trails, picnic and recreation areas, bike and horse paths, and better roads enabling people to access Allegany State Park.


Dance Halls

Among some of the park's rich history is the Old Quaker Dance Hall. The dance hall was located off ASP 3, just over the creek from the Quaker Inn, near the Brow Cabin Trail and the Quaker Maintenance Area. Unfortunately the hall was torn down in 2002 due to its poor condition. Many dances occurred here through the Great Depression era into the mid 1900s. Bands would play live music at the hall while scores of people danced on the large dance floor. The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn which started in October of 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ...


The Redhouse Dance Pavilion was located along Redhouse Lake, near the beach parking lot. The old dance hall was built upon the concrete barn floor of a farmer (John Sharpe) that formerly owned the land. As with the Quaker Dance Hall, weekend dances were held at the Redhouse Dance hall throughout the summer, from the 1920s through the rock n roll era. The Redhouse Dance Pavilion was last used for an Independence Day dance in 1973. The building then housed a game room until it was torn down in 1984. The Redhouse Miniature Golf Course now sits on the same concrete floor. John Sharpe may refer to: John Sharpe (cricketer) (1866–1936), English test cricketer John Sharpe (Australian murderer) (born 1967), Australian murderer convicted for the 2004 spear gun murders of his family This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title...


New Ireland

Also a part of the history is the settlement of New Ireland (Carrollton, New York) which was formed in the early 1900s near Limestone, New York. The village since was incorporated into Limestone, New York, and no longer exists. Ruins of the old village are still visible and are accessible off of the Limestone Run Road. Carrollton is a town located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... Limestone is a village located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ...


Park Fire Towers

Due to the danger of forest fires, and the damage caused by them in New York State Parks, three fire lookout towers were constructed. The first; Summit Fire Tower; was completed in 1926. It stands 66 feet tall. The other fire towers were the Mt. Tuscarora Fire Tower located in the Quaker Area, and the Mt. Irvine Fire Tower located in the Rice Brook (Limestone) area. The Mt. Tuscarora Fire Tower still stands today, near Quaker Lake. The Mt. Irvine Fire Tower, however, was disassembled by the park and moved near the Bradford, PA entrance. When all the fire towers were abandoned in favor of aerial surveillance in 1971, the Mt. Irvine tower was the only one taken down by park personnel in the early 1970s. It was saved however, when reassembled by a BOCES class in Ellicottville, New York. The Allegany State Park Historical Society has formed a committee which has undertaken the task of restoring and preserving the park's fire towers. Information on the restoration project is available on their website. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fire lookout. ... Ellicottville, New York is the name of two places in Cattaraugus County, New York: Village of Ellicottville Town of Ellicottville Both locations are named after Joseph Ellicott, agent for the Holland Land Company. ...


Gas Lease

Contained within the park off France Brook Road is a large storage pool for Natural Gas. Formerly a large gas well, the Limestone Storage Pool is operated by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. National Fuel leases rights to maintain and operate the 20+ wells it uses to store and regulate the natural gas it stores in the massive underground sandstone deposit. The storage pool is connected to the "K" line which is a 16 foot gas pipeline that runs from Buffalo, New York to Eldred, Pennsylvania. The pool is regulated by equipment located in a compression station situated on the access road near the Bova Ski Area and Camp Allegany. The gas stored in this pool is utilized by the park (which it receives for free as part of the agreement), and by local industry in the area requiring high pressure, high volume gas supply. The rest of the gas is used on the K line for distribution in New York and Pennsylvania. Natural gas is gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide. ... An oil well is a term for any perforation through the Earths surface designed to find and release both petroleum oil and gas hydrocarbons. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Eldred is a borough located in McKean County, Pennsylvania. ... A gas compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. ...


Park Roads

The park uses a system of 3 main roads linking the Red House area and the Quaker Run area, and serving as major thoroughfares in the Red House and Quaker Run Areas. These roads are called:


Allegany State Park Route 1 (ASP1); which runs North to South, through the middle of the park. ASP 1 runs between the park's entrance from exit 21 of Interstate 86 (formerly New York State Route 17, aka the Southern Tier Expressway) in Salamanca, to its intersection with ASP 3 in the Quaker Run Area near the Quaker Rental Office. ASP1 also intersects with ASP2 by Redhouse Lake. During the winter months, due to its winding nature, ASP 1 is shut down and used only as a snowmobile trail. {{{type3}}} JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-90 PA 1 I-390 NY 146 (36) I-99 NY 169 (44) I-81 NY 245 NY (75) I-84 NY 362 (121) I-87 NY Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next {{{browse}}} Interstate 86 runs from an intersection with Interstate 90 in Erie... Junction Location US routes and Interstates only. ... New York State Highway 17, also known as The Southern Tier Expressway, runs from Suffern, New York (where it connects to NJ 17) to the Pennsylvania border in Western New York where it connects to Interstate 86. ... Salamanca is a city in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. ...


Allegany State Park Route 2 (ASP2); which runs North to South as well, but more toward the Eastern side of Allegany. ASP 2 runs from exit 19 of I-86 in the town of Red House, New York, to its intersection with ASP 3 at the Bradford, Pennsylvania entrance of the park. ASP2 also intersects with ASP1 by Redhouse Lake. ASP2 to ASP 3 is the sole automobile road between Red House and Quaker Run within Allegany State Park, during the winter months, because of the closure of ASP 1. Red House is a town located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... Bradford is a small city located in rural McKean County, Pennsylvania, in the United States 78 miles (126 km) south of Buffalo, New York. ...


Allegany State Park Route Route 3 (ASP3); which runs West to East. ASP 3 runs from the termination of ASP 2 near the Bradford entrance, to the park's Quaker Run entrance in Coldspring, New York; from New York State Route 280 which is also connected to I-86 via exit 18. Because of the closure of ASP 1, ASP3 to ASP 2 is the sole automobile road between Red House and Quaker Run during the winter months. Coldspring is a town located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... New York State Route 280 is located entirely in Cattaraugus County. ...



There are also a few paved secondary roads in Allegany State Park, these are:


Quaker Lake Road runs from its intersection with ASP 3 (about 1 mile east of the Quaker Entrance) around the North East side of Quaker Lake to just past the Quaker Beach.


Cain Hollow Road, which goes from Quaker Lake Road (just north of ASP 3) into the Cain Hollow Campground.


Allegany State Park Route 2A (ASP2A) runs along the southern shore of Red House Lake between ASP1 and ASP2.


Friends Boat Launch Access Road is entered from outside the park, off of NY280, about 2 miles north of the Quaker Entrance. This road leads to the boat launch onto the Allegheny Reservoir, near the site of the old "Tunesassa School"(Indian School)


The park also has many minor access roads contained within it. These usually are dirt roads that go unmaintained during winter months, but otherwise range from good condition to rough condition. These roads include :


Bay State Road which goes from its intersection with ASP1 (about midpoint between Red House Lake and ASP3, by the former Big Basin Ski Area) north into the Town of Redhouse (near Lonkto and Beck Hollows).


France Brook Road, goes from its intersection with ASP2 (near Group Camp 10, about 5 miles South of Red House Lake) to where it intersects with ASP1 (near Bay State Road)


Ridge Run Road starts at its intersection with ASP2 (about 1 mile North of the Bradford Entrance) and follows a ridge north to Thunder Rocks. Ridge Run Road is the Main Entrance to Thunder Rocks


Limestone Run Road goes from its intersection with ASP2 (by France Brook Road) to the Village of Limestone NY on the eastern side of Allegany. About mid way though this road intersects with Ridge Run Road (the entrance way to Thunder Rocks). During the summer, Limestone Run Road serves as the eastern Entrance to Allegany State Park, from Limestone.


Coon Run Road runs south from it intersection with ASP3 (just east of the Quaker Inn) into the State of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.


Wolf Run Road, is entered outside the park from NY280 (about 1 1/2 miles south of the Quaker Entrance) It follows a southern path into the State of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.


Holt Run Road, is also entered off of NY280 (about 2 miles North of the Quaker Entrance, across from the Friends Boat Launch


Bova Ski Hill Access Road cuts off of ASP2 at the fork in the road about 1/2 mile South of Red House Lake (by Camp Allegany), and runs east for about 1 mile (past the former Red House garbage dump) to the old Bova Ski Area.


Stone Tower Access Road is a loop that runs from ASP1, by the Art Rosco Ski Area,(near Summit Cabins, about 1 1/2 miles South of the Salamanca Entrance) around past Stone Tower and back to ASP1 (about 4 miles North of Red House Lake) It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Termina. ...


The roads within the cabin trails (mentioned below) also are dirt roads, however they are maintained during the winter to keep access to the cabins opened. One exception to this is Ryan trail in the Red House Area. The cabin trail's road is too steep to allow vehicular traffic during the winter, consequently the trail remains closed for the winter months.


Administration Building

The Administration Building in Red House
The Administration Building in Red House

Built in the Tudor Style during the depression era, this building has been extensively modernized, but still keeps its cozy rustic charm. Otherwise known as the "Ad Building," it houses the Red House Rental Offices, the NYS Park Police Station, the park museum, the Red House Gift Shop, the Red House Restaurant (which is open intermittently) and the Allegany Regional offices for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (933x540, 124 KB) The Allegany State Park Administration Building as seen from the Red House Picnic Area. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (933x540, 124 KB) The Allegany State Park Administration Building as seen from the Red House Picnic Area. ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation operates (as of 2004): 168 state parks 35 state historic sites 76 developed beaches 53 water recreational facilities 27 golf courses 39 full service cottages 818 cabins 8355 campsites 18 nature centers 1350 miles of trails See List of...

The bay window overlooking Red House Lake
The bay window overlooking Red House Lake

The Ad Building also has a sitting room with a large bay window overlooking Red House Lake. This room is used for functions and meetings, and is equipped with two wood-burning fireplaces. The gift shop is operated by J-Con Parks, Inc. The rental office, gift shop, museum, and Park Police Station are located on the main level of the building. The restaurant, Allegany Regional Offices of NYSOPRHP, and park offices are located on the upper level of the building. The basement includes offices and storage. Image File history File links Ad_bldg_bay_window. ... Image File history File links Ad_bldg_bay_window. ...


Hiking Trails

Allegany State Park offers 18 hiking trails of various lengths and difficulties available for use year round. Six of the trails are part of the Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area. The trails within this system are groomed for cross-country skiing during the winter months, and are unavailable for hiking. The Ridgerun trail, which is part of the system, features a leanto. The Art Roscoe trails are located near Summit in the Red House Area. In addition to these trails, The Allegheny Highlands Snowmobile and Horse Trail begins in the park off ASP 2. Another unique bragging right the park has is that the famous North Country Trail passes through it. The North Country Trail is a 4000+ mile trail that spans through New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and terminates in North Dakota. Allegany State Park's 18 mile section of the trail includes 4 leantos, two in the Quaker Area, and the other two in the Red House area. The Black Snake Mountain trail is also unique due to its direct contact with the Pennsylvania state line. One of the attractions on this trail is a concrete marker shows the exact line where New York and Pennsylvania meet. It is short enough that one could sit on the marker, and be in two states at once. Many other attractions are viewable on or from the trails listed below. In the Quaker Area, the Tornado Trail tours the damage area caused by an F-1 Tornado on August 28, 1990. Though much of the area has regrown, you can still see the path that was cut by the tornado; which was 1 of 4 to occur that day in Western New York. Here is a list of the hiking trails and their lengths: Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... The North Country Trail, more formally the North Country National Scenic Trail, is a more than 4,000-mile long-distance hiking trail being developed that begins near Lake Champlain in New York State, and traverses New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ...


Listing of Hiking Trails

  • Mt. Tuscarora - Fire Tower (5.0 miles)
  • Bear Caves - Mt. Seneca (4.0 miles)
  • Black Snake Mountain (3.0 miles)
  • Three Sisters (2.5 miles)
  • Bear Springs (0.5 miles)
  • Beehunter (6.5 miles)
  • Osgood (2.5 miles)
  • Red Jacket (2.0 miles)
  • North Country Trail (ASP section of the trail) (18.0 miles)
  • Conservation Trail (4.0 miles)
  • Patterson (3.5 miles)
  • Ridgerun (5.0 miles)
  • Leonard Run Loop (5.0 miles)
  • Christian Hollow Loop (4.0 miles)
  • Sweetwater (2.7 miles)
  • Flagg (3.0 miles)
  • Eastwood Meadows (2.5 miles)
  • Snowsnake Run (4.9 miles)

The North Country Trail, more formally the North Country National Scenic Trail, is a more than 4,000-mile long-distance hiking trail being developed that begins near Lake Champlain in New York State, and traverses New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. ...

Program Sites

In addition to the hiking trails, the park has set up 71 program sites which are used to direct park visitors to specific sites where the park naturalist staff conducts walks and other programs. The park publishes a Recreation Activities Bulletin which informs park visitors of the programs taking place in the published time period. The sites are numbered, with numbers corresponding to an attached map. When a program is conducted, park patrons are directed to meet at one of these specific places at the specified time. Examples of activities and their program site include a tour of a Beaver colony- Site 28, bike & hike to Bridal Falls- Site 60, tour of the Bear Caves- Site 42, tour of Thunder Rocks- Site 35, night owl walk- Site 32, etc.


Cabin Trails

Cabin Trails are clusters of cabins that have the dirt access roads mentioned above running to them. Each trail usually has centrally located pit toilets and/or bathrooms with flush toilets while shower facilities are more widely separated. In the Red House Area, all cabin trails, EXCEPT for Ryan Trail have a dedicated shower house facility within the trail. In the Quaker Run Area, a similar facility is located near the Buffalo trail for example. In total, the park rents 375 cabins on the trails listed below, 150 of them are winterized. The cabin trails are:


RED HOUSE AREA CABIN TRAILS



Anderson


Sugarbush


Mcintosh


Beehunter


Dowd.. (closed)


Congdon


Ryan


Summit



RED HOUSE AREA CABIN NOTES


RED HOUSE CABIN STYLES: The Red House area of Allegany has, for the most part, newer cabins. Many of these cabins have more than 1 room, although some of the traditional 1 room, 16'x16, "Quaker Style" cabins still exist in the Red House Area. These traditional 1 room cabins are: MacIntosh #'s 1, 3, 5, 20 (2 rooms), 22, 26: Anderson #'s 2, 5, 6, 8 through 14 and 17: Beehunter #'s 6, 7, 31, 32 (2 rooms), 33, 34.


There are some cabins that have 1 room plus a kitchenette in them. These are the cabins on Sugarbush and Congdon Trails. Newer 3 room cabins in the Red House area are located at: all of Summit Trail, Anderson Trail #'s 1, 1A, 7, 15, 16, all of MacIntosh Trail (except those mentioned above). All of Beehunter Trail (except for the #'s mentioned above) are even larger 3 room cottages. There are also older large 4 room cabins with fire places on Ryan Trail


ELECTRICITY: The only cabins in the Red House area of the park that do not have electrical power or refrigerators are MacIntosh #'s 1, 3, 5, 20, 22, 26.


FLUSH TOILETS and SHOWERS: With the exception of the Ryan Cabins, all Cabin Trails in the Red House area have centally located flush toilets and showers. Ryan Trail has pit toilets, and no shower. Flush toilets are also available in both the Red House and Beehunter Picnic Areas, the Red House Bathhouse, and the Red House Administration Building.


WINTER RENTALS: Most cabins in the Red House Area are available year round, with the exception of MacIntosh #'s 1, 3, 5, 20, 22, 26 and all of Ryan Trail. These cabins are not available in the winter.


QUAKER AREA CABIN TRAILS


Weller


Barton


Taft


Ranger


Pinetree


Brow


Ward


Coon


Diehl (also has tents and trailers)


Hamlin


Gypsy (some new cabins built in 2002 ?)


Horseshoe


Reed


Indian


McCabe


Angle (completely remodled in 2003 ?)


Fancher Cottage Trail


Buffalo


Parallel


Creekside


Kaiser



Stony (special for campers with horses)


QUAKER AREA CABIN NOTES


QUAKER CABIN STYLES: Although most cabins in the Quaker Area are the standard 1 room, 16'x16', "Quaker Style Cabin", there are other cabins with 2 or more rooms available on this side of Allegany State Park. These cabins are: Weller #'s 13, 15, and 22: Pinetree #'s 1 through 4: Ranger #4: Ward #6: Brow #'s 3, 7 and 11: Gypsy #'s 6, 12,13, 16, and 19: Circle #2: Indian #5: McCabe #1 (4 room): All Francher Cottages (3 rooms and a private bath); Buffalo 13: Creekside #'s 9, 15, and 16: Kaiser #11 (3 room) and 12 (4 rooms).


ELECRICITY: Most cabins in the Quaker Area have electricity and include a refrigerator, however some do not. The cabins without electrical power, or refrigerators, in the Quaker Area are Barton #'s 1 through 13 and #'s 19 through 22: Hamlin #'s 1 thu 8 and #'s 11 and 14: Gypsy #'s 4 through 7, 9, and 12 through 32: Indian #'s 1 through 4: all cabins on Circle, Reed, and Creekside Trails. All other Cabins in the Quaker Area do have electricity and refrigerators.


FLUSH TOILETS: In the Quaker Area of Allegany State Park, there are centrally located flush toilets on Weller, Diehl, Gypsy, and Buffalo Cabin Trails, as well as in the Fancher Bath House, the Quaker Museum, the Quaker Picnic Area, and the Quaker Rental Office. McCabe #1 also has a seasonal flush toilet inside.


SHOWERS: Showers are available in the Fancher Bath House, as well as the bathhouses on Weller, and Deihl Cabin Trails.


WINTER RENTALS: Some cabins in the Quaker Area are available to rent during the winter months. these cabins include Weller #'s 1 through 9: Deihl #'s 1 through 8: Gypsy #'s 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9: Angle #'s 1 through 11: and all of the Fancher Cottages.


COTTAGE NOTES In addition to the standard cabin trails, the park rents 7 cottages located in the Quaker Run Area. The Fancher Cabins are well appointed with furniture, cookware and utensils, standard kitchen appliances, private bathroom and shower, pillows, and bedding. These cottages are also handicapped accessible. In addition to the above mentioned cottages, the park also offers Pitt Cottage, located next to Congdon Trail in the Red House Area. Pitt Cottage features the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages. All the cottages are available for rental by lottery drawing, due to their high demand.


Tent and Trailer Areas

In addition to cabin rentals, the park operates and maintains 3 tent and trailer campgrounds. A tent is a shelter, consisting of sheets of fabric or other material draped over or attached to a frame of poles and/or ropes. ... Trailer has the following definitions: Trailer is an unpowered vehicle pulled by one with an engine A movie trailer or theatrical trailer is an advertisement for an upcoming cinematic feature Teaser trailer are truncated movie trailers used to generate hype on big-budget movies. ... Campsites are often situated in or near forests. ...


In the Red House Area there is the Red House Tent and Trailer Area, and in Quaker Area there are the Deihl Tent and Trailer Trail (Also Deihl Cabins), and the Cain Hollow Camping Area. Between the three, 424 sites are available for tent or trailer use.


The Red House Tent and Trailer Area is situated along Stoddard Creek. It's entrance is on ASP1, across from the Redhouse General Store. This campground contains 5 loops; Loops A, B, C & D, and E. Loop A and a few sites on the remaining 4 loops are non electric sites. All of the loops are interconnected by dirt roads.


The Cain Hollow Camping Areais located in Cain Hollow, off of Quaker Lake Road, about 1 mile east Quaker Entrance to Allegany State Park. This campground has 4 loops; Loops A, B, C, and D. All sites are equipped with an electrical hookup, and have central bathrooms just like the cabin trails mentioned above. The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ...


The Deihl Tent and Trailer Trail sits beside English Creek, running parallel with ASP1 just east of the Quaker Inn. This camping trail also has 8 cabins on it, and is a single loop with 22 non-electric sites and a bath and showerhouse at the trail head.


Group Camps

The park also has several larger campsites known as Group Camps. These are reserved primarily by large groups or organizations such as Boy Scout troops, church groups, etc. They usually consist of several cabins or dormitories, a kitchen with dining hall, bathroom and shower facilities, and in some of the larger group camps; classroom or gathering halls. The largest group camp in Allegany State Park is Camp Allegany. It, in fact, is not operated by the park itself, but park maintenance crews still are responsible for its upkeep. Camp Turner also is a group camp that is not operated by the park. Camp Turner is used as a summer camp and is operated by the youth department of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Otherwise, the park rents and maintains the other group camps. A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ... A university classroom with permanently-installed desk-chairs and green chalkboards. ... The Diocese of Buffalo is a Catholic diocese headquartered in Buffalo, New York, USA. The current bishop is the Most Rev. ...


See also

This is a list of state parks in the U.S. state of New York. ...

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