Auto Tours

App Guided Driving Tours
No reservations Needed!

On June 27, 2020, Deer Haven Park began offering App Guided Auto Tours.  The Auto Tours were an alternative to public Bus Tours in response to a Global Pandemic that brought us quarantines and social distancing. These new Auto Tours provided a safer way for guests to Discover Deer Haven Park and all of its magnificent wildlife and rich military history.  (See Dates and Hours below)

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Deer Haven Park will provide you with a GPS tablet that will safely put the Tour-Guide in your vehicle! You'll see illustrations and hear some of the rich history of the former Seneca Army Depot as you follow a pre-determined route through the park. You will be driving in the comfort of your own vehicle on former military and local roads that have not been driven on by the general public in nearly 80 years!

You’ll witness the ammunition storage igloos, gunpowder buildings, and rail-car loading platforms used by the US Army to load and offload bombs and ammunition for use overseas during WWII, the first Gulf War and every military confrontation in between. You will see evidence of civilian farm life prior to 1940, and of course, you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Majestic Seneca white deer and American Bald Eagles that reside at Deer Haven Park!

Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that every visitor will see white deer on the Auto Tour. Here's why...

For safety and liability reasons, VISITORS MUST REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE AUTO TOUR

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Every tour begins
and ends at the
Visitor Center at
Deer Haven Park
5479 NY-96A
Romulus, NY 14541

 

 

BEWARE of Bad Directions!


THE PROBLEM-
When you type Deer Haven Park into your mobile device or GPS unit for directions, you will often be given an "alternate route" through the former Depot. If the route includes "W. Romulus Rd.", "E. Patrol Rd." or "W. Patrol Rd." DON'T TAKE IT! There is NO entrance to Deer Haven Park on NY-96 and NO public route across the former military base.  Because Deer Haven Park is on part of the former Seneca Army Depot, the GPS program thinks you can drive through it. Unfortunately, you can not.

THE SOLUTION-
Instead, take one of the other routes. OR Enter Sampson State Park into your device. We are located on NY-96A, (not 96) just 2 miles North of Sampson State Park.

AUTO TOUR INFORMATION

Description:

App-Guided Auto Tour where visitors drive their own passenger vehicle along a predetermined route within Deer Haven Park

Length:

8 miles, (12.88 km)

Duration:

Approximately 60 - 90 minutes

When:

Every Thursday-Saturday
Now - October 30th 2021
No Reservations Needed

Hours:

4/17-8/28 - 9am-6pm

9/4-9/25 - 9am-5pm

10/2-10/16 - 9am-4:30pm

10/23 & 10/30 - 9am-4:00pm

Where:

Deer Haven Park Visitor Center
5479 NY-96A
Romulus, NY 14541
(Just 2 miles North of Sampson State Park)


Cost:

Single Occupant $35 per vehicle
2 Persons or more $50 per vehicle

Note: Price includes use of a Guide Tablet.
Sales tax not included

All proceeds raised will be used to enhance
the wildlife habitat at Deer Haven Park.