Bing Optimized Panama Rocks: Chautauqua Tourism Attraction
Panama Rocks Scenic Park


Adventure is Waiting at Panama Rocks!

Panama Rocks opens for 2017 on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00am.

During our opening weekend (Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 7th) Panama Rocks will donate 5% of all admissions to the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in Chautauqua County. CASA provides an independent voice in court, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes. CASA will also be at Panama Rocks on Saturday with more information about their programs and their upcoming “Come To The Table” Fundraiser.

Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest! Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake (45 minutes from Erie and 90 minutes from Buffalo), Panama Rocks has been the #1-rated attraction in Chautauqua County based on independent reviews on TripAdvisor for over five years!

The formations at Panama Rocks are surrounded by a one mile long hiking trail, but most guests enjoy going off of the main trail to explore! Whether you take a casual hike in the woods or climb through the countless passageways, caves, and crevices, how much you do is up to you! Visitors spend anywhere from one hour to the entire day having fun and exploring the park. Picnic tables are available, so bring a lunch and enjoy your day with us!

Panama Rocks is perfect for families, couples, or individuals looking to spend time in nature. Our hiking trail is relatively easy to hike (Class 1) and guests of all ages enjoy it, but there are roots, rocks, and uneven ground; it is still a hiking trail! Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended on the trail. For more information visit our Park Information page.

Panama Rocks is open daily, 10:00am until 5:00pm, from early May until late October. Local residents and frequent visitors may want to take advantage of our Season Pass and membership to Panama Rocks, which allows members to visit the park all season for one low price. Plan your trip to explore one of the most fun, popular, and affordable “things to do” in Western New York today!

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed – sorry.


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Superfresh Organic Café

Congratulations to Superfresh Organic Café for being listed by Yankee Magazine as the best vegetarian restaurant in the State of Vermont. Owner/Executive Chef Jessica Weston will be one of our food Vendors at The Wild America Nature Festival Local Food Cook-off (sponsored by Edible Western NY) this summer!

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Timeline Photos

Spring at Panama Rocks: Red Efts, White and Scarlet Trillium, and Trout Lily. Panama Rocks opens for our 2017 season on Saturday, May 6th! During our opening weekend – May 6th and 7th – a portion of all admission proceeds will be donated to CASA to help abused and neglected children find safe and permanent homes.

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Spring Peepers

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Timeline Photos

Panama Rocks opens for our 2017 season on Saturday, May 6th!

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Spring makes birds territorial! This female cardinal sees her reflection in our window and is trying to drive away the “other” bird. Our window hangings and predatory bird decal are not discouraging her… fortunately she’s not hitting the window hard and isn’t hurting herself.

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Contact: 11 Rock Hill Road | Panama, NY 14767 | 716-782-2845