Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 80,317. The county seat is Little Valley.

Cattaraugus County is in the southwestern part of the state, immediately north of the Pennsylvania border. The southern part of Cattaraugus County is the only area of western New York that was not covered by the last ice age glaciation and is noticeably more rugged than neighboring areas that had peaks rounded and valleys filled by the glacier. The entire area is actually a dissected plateau of Pennsylvanian and Mississippian age, but appears mountainous to the casual observer. The plateau is an extension of the Allegany Plateau from nearby Pennsylvania. Southern Cattaraugus County is part of the same oil field, and petroleum was formerly a resource of the area. It is now mostly played out, but natural gas continues to be extracted.,_New_York

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New York State
Allegany State Park
Bear Creek State Forest
Birch Run Ponds Wildlife Management Area
Boyce Hill State Forest
Bryant Hill State Forest
Bucktooth State Forest
Bush Hill State Forest
Cattaraugus State Forest
Conewango Swamp WMA
Dobbins Memorial State Forest
East Otto State Forest
Golden Hill State Forest
Little Valley
Pine Hill State Forest
Raecher Hill State Forest
Rock City and McCarty Hill State Forest
South Valley State Forest
Zoar Valley

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Map: Golden Hill State Forest

Map: Golden Hill State Forest

The 2,283-acre Golden Hill State Forest is a popular destination for hunting, hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

There are four designated camp sites on the property: one on Putnam Road, one at the intersection of Golden Hill Road and Fire Lane Road, one on the intersection of Chapman Road and Fire Lane Road, and one on Chapman Road. All are designated with a yellow campsite marker.

Map: Raecher Hill State Forest

Map: Raecher Hill State Forest

Raecher Hill State Forest is a small state forest consisting of 832 acres. The most common recreational use of this area is hunting. There are no designated trails but hiking is allowed throughout the property.

There are two designated camp sites on the property: one is off Raecher Hill Road and one off the forest access road. Both are marked with a yellow "Camp Here" markers.