Allegany State Park offers many camping options to best fit your style inside the park, with sites in the Red House Campgrounds on ASP 1, at Cain Hollow, behind Quaker Lake and on the Diehl Trail on Quaker.
Within the park, you’ll find rustic cabins with one room and no electricity, and modern cabins with multiple rooms and full size kitchen appliances. Some are close to the action and to one another, while others are in more private, wooded settings.
Do you want easy access to a paved bike path? Do you want restrooms available on your trail? Do you want to back up to the woods? Are you hoping a creek runs behind your site?
The options are many, so if a certain location or type of site is a deal breaker for you, take a drive around and jot down some sites or cabins you like.
If you really want to live it up, book a stay at one of the park’s full-service cottages, located on the Bova (Red House) and Parallel (Quaker) trails. There are 15 cottages on Bova and 13 on Parallel, five of which on each trail are pet-friendly.
At ASP, “full service” means you just need to bring your personal items. Amenities include sheets/pillows, towels, kitchen supplies, two bedrooms (one with a full bed, one with two twin beds), a full bathroom with shower, two futons, forced air heat, stove, refrigerator, blankets, utensils, coffee machine and a toaster. These cozy cottages also include two picnic tables and outdoor grills.
The cottages, many of the cabins and the “prime” location camp sites are very popular during peak season, which runs from the end of June to the end of August each year. So make your plans early, as fall dates are already booking up. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance at www.reserveamerica.com.
Looking to reserve for just one night? If you make your reservation within three days of your arrival, you can book a one-night stay online or through the Call Center. This applies only to campsites.
If you decided on a whim to camp during peak season and didn’t make plans ahead of time, walk-ins are welcome when space allows. Stop by the Quaker or Red House registration buildings before 4:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and before 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, or call the park to check for availability. Walk-ins are welcome in the off-season and guests can rent cabins at either rental office in the park.
ASP offers two large-group camps.
Group Camp 5 is located at Quaker and accommodates up to 72 people in 18 electrified heated cabins (some with shared porches) with four bunks with mattresses per cabin. Pets are also allowed.
A Mess Hall is equipped with a commercial refrigerator, freezer, hot water, sinks, shelves, and gas cooking range. There’s also a central building with showers, flush toilets and coin-operated laundry. Campers must furnish all bedding and camping equipment.
Group Camp 12, located on a rural stretch of ASP 2 on the Red House side, accommodates up to 60 people in 14 cabins and four additional bunks located in the mess hall building. The cabins are primitive with no source of heat. The Mess Hall is equipped with a walk-in cooler, hot water, sinks and a gas cooking range with double oven. Two shower buildings and pit latrines are provided.
Group Camps 5 & 12 can only be reserved for seven days. No longer or shorter reservations will be honored.
Bear Notice: Be advised that you will be camping in bear country. Please do not leave food, garbage, coolers or other containers unattended as these items attract bears. Please keep fire pits clean by not burning garbage in them. Literature regarding Allegany State Park wildlife policy will be given out upon check-in.
Please contact park for additional information prior to making a reservation.