Allegheny River

The Allegheny River in New York is a tributary of the Ohio River. It is approximately 104 miles long and runs through Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany and Steuben counties in western New York State.

The river’s headwaters begin at the confluence of its east and west branches in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania. The Allegheny River flows north through the Allegheny Plateau region of New York State before flowing into the Chautauqua-Allegheny reservoirs near Jamestown. It then continues northwest through Salamanca and crosses into western New York where it joins the Genesee River and flows through the Allegheny valley before emptying out in Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny River is known for its excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities, with many class I-III rapids along its length that are suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers. The Allegheny River is home to a variety of fish species, such as common carp, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and muskellunge. It is a popular spot for recreational fishing, as well as boating and canoeing.