Cain Hollow (Quaker Area)

State Park

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Cain Hollow Road
Salamanca, NY 14779

GPS: 42.037, -78.846

Last Price Paid: $28
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1439 ft
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 27

CeeGee would stay here again

“Nice State Park - unlevel sites”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2017

Overall Rating

Cain Hallow is one of two campgrounds in Allegany State Park (the other being Red House). This campground is further south, almost on the Pennsylvania border. Within Cain Hallow, there are two distinctly different camping areas. Cain Hallow Loop A is in a grassy meadow with trees. The other loops are in a densely forested area. We stayed in Loop A, which worked great for us since it was a cool, somewhat rainy week.

Getting to the campground is easy. The roads are nicely paved. We were camping in June during the week. The check-in booths were empty. After setting up camp (we had reservations), we had to go to the campground office to check in. Have a map on hand when entering the campground, the loop numbers are poorly marked...or not at all.

High season in this park starts in late June, once New York State schools are done for the year. We stayed in low season, mid week. It was very peaceful. I suspect it's otherwise during high season.

Reserving a site online can be a bit confusing. You will see a site marked with one length in one place on the website. In another, it's stated as being much shorter. The sites themselves are gravel, spread out, but often not very level, so bring blocks. We had three couples in various size rigs in our group. Since we were the biggest, we took the site that suited us best. It was marked for a 36' RV...we were 40' and had room to spare as it turns out.

All sites had 50 amp power and a picnic table. There is a dump station in the campground. There are water hydrants scattered throughout the campground. The restrooms are brand new and clean. There is no OTA television. One of the couples said on a previous visit he couldn't get his satellite dish to work, so he left it home this trip.

There is NO Verizon service for 99% of the people. My cell booster was of no help. But, we have JetPack with a MiMo antenna (google it). By placing the antenna in a window facing southeast, I was able to pick up 1 bar of 4G. However, if you drive out of the campground down to the parking area by the lake, you could pick up enough of a signal to make phone calls. The General Store has decent WiFi (and ice cream) and a pay phone. For full cell service, you need to drive towards the town of Salamanca.

There is an excellent beach on the nearby lake with a beautiful new playground and new beach house. I am sure this place is packed in the summer. There were lots of kayakers on the lake also.

Be sure to drive up to Thunder Rocks and take the easy walk around them. We also drove into Pennsylvania and visited the Kinzua Dam. On the way back, we stopped in Bradford, PA and visited the Zippo Lighter Museum.

We enjoyed our 5 days at this park and would definitely visit it again in the off season. I would probably think twice about visiting in the middle of summer.

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  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • dump station
  • showers


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