- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Town of South Valley, Cattaraugus County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9R
- Map: Allegheny Reservoir WMA Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The primary purposes of Allegheny Reservoir Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This is a 1,106-acre area located 15 miles southeast of Jamestown. This ecologically diverse area is home to hardwood forests as well as grasslands, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, swallows, and spiny soft-shelled turtles.
Allegheny Reservoir WMA was part of the lands acquired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that created the Allegheny Reservoir from the construction of the Kinzua Dam. The dam is located 9.7 miles upstream from Warren, Pennsylvania. Since 1992, the property has been leased to the DEC and is managed by the Region 9 Bureau of Wildlife. Half of the area is forested with mixed hardwoods and conifers and the remaining half is comprised of brush land and grassland.