"No more enchanting location than this to fish, hike, camp, picnic or explore"
Sprague is a park of hidden treasures. An outstanding place to see wildflowers, migratory birds, and deer. This park offers the outdoor enthusiast a multitude of diverse and exciting adventures. There are fine hiking trails to catch a glimpse of:
American Beech, Hawthorn, Butternut Hickory, Eastern Cottonwood, Sycamore, Black Walnut, Virginia Bluebells, Ostrich Ferns, Goutweed, Japanese Knotweed, Lesser Celandine, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, European Pine, Norway Spruce, Staghorn Sumac.
Porcupine, Fox, White Tail Deer, Snowshoe Hare, Raccoons.
Pileated Woodpeckers, Songbirds, Robins, Waterfowl, Herons, Geese and Ducks
Frogs, Salamanders, Bass, Sunfish, Bluegills.
As a park with natural aquatic features, aquatic alerts of various types may have been issued. Be sure to check these sites below!
- For more information about preventing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48221.html
- For more information on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) visit: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/83310.html
- To learn more about Fish Consumption Advisories for Western New York, visit https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/fish/health_advisories/regional/western.htm
With 123 campsites (Sites 1-72 electric, 73-123 non-electric), Sprague Brook has a lot to offer the recreational camper amidst its towering trees and freshwater lake. The Boy and Girl Scouts make their summer camps here. Camping reservations can be made by calling (716) 858-8355 Monday- Friday 8:00 - 3:45. No camping permits will be issued to anyone under 21 years of age. There is a minimum of one (1) adult for every four (4) under age campers and a maximum of eight (8) people and two (2) cars per site. No generators are permitted at our campsites.
Family Camping (fires only in designated areas) fishing, hiking trails and summer family picnics. Plenty of new children's areas, 4 tennis courts and 2 baseball diamonds.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoe trekking are available daily from 7:00AM- dusk, and sledding is available daily 10:00AM- dusk. There are also designated snowmobile trails. Check under Winter Activities on the Parks home page for daily status.
Camping - Call (716) 858-8355.
Nightly rates are $30/ electric; $23/ non-electric.
Electric campsites 1-30 are available May 1 - October 31; sites 31-72 are available May 15- Columbus Day.
Non-electric sites are available Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend. There is a 2-night minimum stay on the weekend.
Sprague Brook Park was acquired by using state and federal aid programs to assume title to more than 2,200 acres of parkland (including Eighteen Mile Creek, Beeman's Creek and Larkin Woods) in May 1963. In Feb 1964, Erie County bought 86 acres of land for expansion in the Towns of Sardinia and Concord for $1,500.
Make your shelter/building reservation online or call (716) 858-8355 from 8:30 to 3:45 weekdays.
Western New York Mountain Biking Association (WNYMBA) maintains miles of mountain biking trails throughout the park and adjacent lots. For more information, including trail maps, visit www.wnymba.org.