Auto Tours

Save time... Download Before You Arrive

Cellular signals can be limited here at the Deer Haven Park Visitor Center, so save time and download the app before you arrive. The Deer Haven Park Auto Tour App is available for both Android, at the Google Play Store, and iOS at Apple's App Store.


Please Note: When installing the Deer Haven Park App, you MUST  allow the app to use your Location and to send Notifications or it will not work.


Bring your Camera!

If you try to use your phone while the tour is in progress, you may have to restart the app and could miss out on part of the tour.

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

App Guided Driving Tours
No reservations Needed!

In light of all the changes that have come about in 2020 involving safety and social distancing, we have decided to offer a another way for our guests to Discover Deer Haven Park and all of its magnificent wildlife and rich military history.

On June 27, 2020, Deer Haven Park began offering App Guided Auto Tours through the Park! (See Dates and Hours below)

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Our free, cross-platform app will put the Tour-Guide in your mobile device! 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!

For safety and liability reasons,

Download the App

Samsung, Motorolla, LG, OnePlus, Kyocera, ZTE, and most others

Phone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro

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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!

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.

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.



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


8 miles, (12.88 km)


Approximately 60 - 90 minutes


Extended Season!
Every Saturday
June 27th - November 14th 2020
No Reservations Needed


6/27-9/26 - Saturdays 9am-6pm

10/3-10/31 - Saturdays 9am-5pm

11/7 & 11/14 9am - 3:30pm


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


* $40 per vehicle

* For a limited time, Deer Haven Park will reduce the entrance fee to just $25 per vehicle

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