Once the site of the Seneca Indian village and previously a Hopewell culture village with has been documented to be at least 10,000 years old. The former Native American village (Seneca) was located at the junction of the the Allegheny River and Brokenstraw Creek.The area is surrounded by water on three sides; The Allegheny River, the Brokenstraw Creek, and Irvine Run.This are was important as a “crossroads” of the “highways” of that time period. Buckaloons translated in the Seneca language means Brokenstraw. The Buckaloons Seneca Interpretive Trail, that was named for the Seneca Indian tribe that once lived here, circles the entire recreation area.
Buckaloons Recreation Area is located on the west bank of the Allegheny River and is an access point for canoeing the Allegheny River Island Wilderness, which lies in the stretch of the river between Buckaloons and Tionesta.
In addition to the one-lane concrete plank boat launch, there is a 1-mile hardened interpretive trail surrounding the entire recreation site and providing access to fishing opportunities on the Allegheny River, Brokenstraw Creek and Irvine Run.