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Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park

About

State Park

Known as the “Gateway to the Laurel Highlands,” Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park consists of approximately 20,500 acres of the state’s finest and most rugged natural beauty. A quick drive from Pittsburgh and Morgantown, WV, this park can get you back to nature conveniently. The million annual visitors the park gets act as proof of just how convenient this state park is.

Camping at Ohiopyle State Park offers campers 200 campsites at the Kentuck campground, with flush toilets, warm showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and some electric hook-ups. Yurts and cottages are available as well for those looking for a more comfortable stay in the great Allegheny passage.

When visiting this state park, campers and adventurers will both notice the mighty Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River flowing through the center of the park. Capitalizing on this, the park offers whitewater boating opportunities for all experience levels. For those looking to stay on dry land, however, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and rock climbing are all available in the summer months. In the colder months, cross-country skiing and snowmobile riding are available across the park.

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Location

Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park is located in Pennsylvania

Detail location of campground

Address

124 Main Street
Dunbar, PA 15431

Coordinates

39.884358 N
79.493004 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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76 Reviews

Sean R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2024

right next to Ohiopyle

Stayed here one weekend and rafted down the Ohio Pyle river.  Very convenient to the river and town.  The campground was not as well maintained as other state parks we have visited but not bad.

Month of VisitSeptember
Emily M.
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2024

Good, quiet camping

Good campground with decent privacy. It was quiet being a weekday in the fall. There is a lot of hiking nearby, most of which you need to drive to within the state park. Our campsite was surrounded with poison ivy and the bathrooms were a far walk. The bathrooms definitely could use some renovations but it is indoor plumbing with showers and a dish washing sink. The water is drinkable from the foundations. Fire wood is overpriced but accessible.

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Emily M., February 3, 2024
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J
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2023

CAMPING TENT

OHIOPYLE CAMPING TENT FRIDAY SEPT 15TH BK Meetings

Terry K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2023

Beautiful Laurel Highlands

Site 207 was very large and private. (206 looked good too). Bathrooms were cleaned daily, but could use some updating. Free showers, strong cell service (at&t). No camp store, but fire wood was available. Campground is very quiet most of the day most are off visiting the local attractions of Ohiopyle.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Terry K., July 24, 2023
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Hayley J.
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2023

Great campground

The campground was well kept, some bath houses were nicer than others. Each bath house has a place to wash dishes which is great. Lots of trees between campsites to help with privacy, but you’re close to others so when they don’t respect quiet hours it’s loud… the lady at the check-in desk wasn’t kind, but the dude was great. Really great location and trail that connects the park to the campground.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Hayley J., July 10, 2023
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justin F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Great stop!

Lots of firewood for about 5 dollars a bundle at the entrances, showers are warm and clean with lots of space between each site! Honestly wish we stayed longer

Month of VisitJune
Shana M.
Reviewed May. 12, 2023

Don't miss this breath taking park.

I spontaneously decided to go on a 2 day camping trip with my dog. I pulled up at 5 pm and was given a spot amongst the other dog people. It only took me 5 mins to realize that I was too close to the action. I had left town purposely to escape and isolate. The woman working the desk was more than kind and sent me to a new spot of complete seclusion. Spot #17..I spent the next 2 days literally being a happy camper and day dreaming about my next adventure and return to Ohiophyle. The trails were plenty and entertaining. The grounds more beautiful than words and the people working all a delight.

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Shana M., May 12, 2023
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Glenn G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2022

Great Campground

We stayed here in April 2022 and it was fairly full.  It was easy to find our site and get settled in.  Great neighbors and the showers were great at the end of the day - good water pressure and nice and hot.  Picnic tables and fire rings at each site.

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Glenn G., October 26, 2022
S
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2022

Excellent experience

The Kentuck campground was fairly empty (except for the yurt areas.) The trails were very enjoyable, as was the Natural Waterslide and Cucumber Falls.

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 13, 2022
S
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2022

Wonderful time

My wife and I camped at Kentuck, hiked many of the nearby trails, went behind the veil at Cucumber Falls, slid down the natural waterslides, and went rafting on the Lower Yough. We had an absolutely wonderful time.

At Kentuck we did not have any nearby neighbors so I’d recommend Birch St (lane?) for tent/non-electric campsites.

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 11, 2022
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 11, 2022
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Scott R., August 11, 2022
R
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2022

Lovely campsite

We stayed here in 2021. The campsite was really nice and close to the attractions in the area we would definitely consider going back there.

Month of VisitDecember
Natalee M.
Reviewed May. 20, 2022

One of my favorite places!

We come here at least once a year to explore and get some time in on the river. Walk in sites are much more private. There is so much to do and see in the surrounding areas. I love that there is firewood and ice available at the park entrance.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Natalee M., May 20, 2022
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Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2021

A Big Push Up to the Campsite from the GAP Trail

Logistically, this park can be a challenge to reach for riders along the GAP trail, unless you’re willing to push it. The campground is between 500-700 vertical feet above the former railroad line. Options to get there include the steep walking trail where bikes are allowed to be walked but not ridden, riding the 3.5 miles along the road, also very steep, or taking a shuttle from downtown Ohiopyle.  Let me just preface this with the fact that this was the hardest part of the trail for us.  Maybe it was our low energy that day, maybe we just needed an extra coffee, but with our loaded bike and bike trailer, this hill kicked our butts!  Check out our video for details.

We stayed at the very top of the campground in the walk-in sites. They were fine, tucked into the trees, so we had some privacy although access to other sites lies right along the same trail so you do get to see your neighbors on a busy night.  Most of the sites in this area of the campground lacked level ground for the tent, but if you are as a tired as we were, you'll sleep well anyway.

Bathrooms, well, let’s just say that their heyday was around 1982 and the backlog of maintenance must be high. It’s not the worst I’ve ever seen, it’s just in a sad state of peeling paint and cobbled together plumbing repairs. Some things worked well, like the awesome dishwashing sink and the copious amounts of hot water. All the park’s literature claimed that this was one of PA’s most popular parks. If this is their pride and joy, well, pony up tax payers because it’s time to do some work. All this being said, the rest of the campground was in really good shape, and the Yurts looked lovely (and are very popular). 

The surrounding area is truly gorgeous, worth exploring the gorge, taking a rafting/kayaking trip, hiking, cycling, etc.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Shari  G., December 28, 2021
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Shari  G., December 28, 2021
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J
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Nice place to stay

Very nice campsite lots of people but everyone was very friendly. Heads up when booking only a few areas allow pets. Also on this app it says drinking allowed not the case. Had a great time with lots to see and do in ohiopyle

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Jeremiah K., October 4, 2021
pranali P.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Beautiful Campground & Park

Campground was so clean & neat. Ohio Pyle is great place to visit on weekend so many Hikes & other adventures are available specially biking on River side was so beautiful.

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Month of VisitJuly
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Emma T.
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Starry Night

We enjoyed our stay at this campground set at the top of the mountain! There’s just enough room in between each campsite and the layout is easy to navigate. It gets busy on the weekend but it’s a nice environment. It’s fun to explore the downtown after rafting on the yough!

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Emma T., July 13, 2021
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Megan B.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Camping fine, park is gorgeous

The campground is large and fills up in the summertime. The park is gorgeous and has a lot to offer.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Megan B., July 9, 2021
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Megan B., July 9, 2021
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Megan B., July 9, 2021
J
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Great tent camping!

This is a lovely campground! The spots are spacious and tree covered. Many loops are great for tents (our favorite!) It’s full, but doesn’t feel crowded and the guests were quiet. The RV loop has gravel pads and some have enough room to squeeze in a tent. It’s gravely though so be prepared if you’re in a tent in that area. The restrooms are dated, but clean. There is tons to do with hiking, hiking, kayaking, rafting and swimming. It’s a hilly area so be ready for the inclines and descents!

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Jessica  G., June 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Jessica  G., June 6, 2021
Eric W.
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2021

Nice campground, kind of far from trails and attractions

Stayed at the Kentuck campground just outside of the town. The campsites are nice. Adequate room, clean bathrooms, and overall a good campground. For us, it wasn't within hiking distance from the main attractions or hiking trails. The campsite sits on top of a long hill with really no room to walk on the road so you have to drive everywhere. Other than that, nothing to complain about.

D
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2020

LHHT

Oh the LHHT. What can I say. You are beautiful. And a beast. And breathtaking. Rafting in the yough is lovely as well. Such a fun area!

r
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2020

Nice quiet park

It's a nice wooded park with asphalt roads. The sites are some what close to each other but the wooded areas between the site give you a level privacy. Our site, as well as a number of others, wasn't particularly level. I parked our trailer halfway in because if I had gone all the way back I would have never gotten level. The bath houses were spotless. There are a number of water fill stations throughout the park and 1 dump station. Do follow others as well as the parks warning about coming in on Chalkhill-Ohioplye Road. Do not follow your GPS blindly. There are number of hike in the area which is why we were there.

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Month of VisitNovember
J
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2020

Beautiful

We stayed at the Kentuck Campsite. The sites are close to each other but we had plenty of space at the same time. The hiking trails were beautiful this time of year. Wasn’t a big fan of their restrooms, not very COVID friendly I felt and a bit outdated. That’s the only reason I give it a 4 star.

  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by James P., October 21, 2020
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Katie
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2020

Pretty Area but Campsites are Close Together

- Had a super enjoyable time at Ohiopyle State Park Campground! It was very nicely tree covered and the restrooms were not far apart, but the campsites were quite close and not much separated some from others. There was firewood and ice right outside to buy, so don’t tote any in!! 

- No service if you have sprint... in any of the surrounding area!

- Definitely check out the nearby town and waterfalls! The town of Ohiopyle is very cute and has lots to enjoy if strolling through (hippie shops, bakeries, ice cream, and adventure rental outlets). Cucumber Falls was cool, but GO EARLY or it is so crowded it is not as enjoyable. ForSure check out the Meadow Run Trail! Beautiful and wide trail for a more private view of cascading water features. AND natural waterslides!! Amazing experience! Was basically there at the slides alone besides a father and two children and a fisherman. Such a cool experience and hangout spot!

- Firetower lookout was a beautiful sunset and again we were alone to enjoy it!

- Jonathan Run Trail was also AMAZING! Multiply waterfalls, magical feeling forests and ponds. Truly a trail worth hiking!

- I’m including pictures of the exact camping experience we had planned, including coordinates to put into a GPS (if you have sprint def download the surrounding area into your phone before going!) Would recommend the whole plan if you only have a few days to explore the area!

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Katie , September 29, 2020
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Dave V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2020

One of the Best GAP Trail Campgrounds and Definitely the Toughest to get to

Ohiopyle Kentuck Hike/Bike Campsites are positioned directly off the trail, but only after pushing your heavily loaded bike a quarter mile up Beech Trail from the GAP Trail.

Once you are at the top, campsites are all good and its a short walk further up the campground roadway to the modern restroom/showerhouse, complete with a double sink inside to wash dishes and secure fresh water. 

Amenities:

  • Level campsite area to place tent
  • Picnic table
  • Fire Ring

For the same price per night for non-electric, you can travel up to the main campground area, which is what several bikepackers did, just to be close to modern conveniences.

Camping midweek brings quietness as very few sites were filled. Now this was mid-June, mid-week, during Covid-19 Sites are$23 a night.

What goes up, must come down…when you decide to head back to the GAP Trail, its back down the Beech Trail to the GAP Trail. You walk your bike and are feathering the brakes the entire 1/4 mile down.

So…before you trudge up that hill, you cross over the Yough River and visit Ohiopyle for lunch or dinner, ice cream, shop around the area or schedule a rafting trip down the river. Falls Market offered a delicious burger and fries with a fantastic root beer float. The main roadway through town is under massive construction so its a bit clogged...the noise was deafening when eating lunch at Falls Market (no fault of their own) as inside seating was prohibited. 

Ohiopyle is both a GAP Trail Town and a River Town, with rafting a huge part of their economy. Sadly, we saw many small, unique businesses shuttered for good in each Trail Town along the GAP, so we did our best to spend as much as we could to help support the few still open.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Dave V., August 1, 2020
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Brad L.
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2020

Best campground

Ohiopyle is an absolutely beautiful area and this campground is no doubt included in that! Sites are well maintained, facilities are clean with hot showers, and the shower houses even have a kitchen sink to wash dishes in! My site did have electrical issues but it was fixed immediately by staff once I brought it to their attention. Highly recommend!

  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Brad L., July 10, 2020
Thomas B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2020

Laurel Highland Serenity

This is a pretty little campground that's actually above the town of Ohiopyle, PA and the beautiful Youghiogheny River. It's nestled among the rhododendrons and maples. There are a few walk-in campsites that give you some additional privacy. It's a nice hike down to town, where you can find whitewater outfitters and bike rentals. The rails-to-trails path goes about 10 miles upstream to Confluence, and you can either bike both ways, or you can bike up and rent a ducky or canoe to paddle back. You're also close to Fallingwater, the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright house, but you will need reservations.

Month of VisitSeptember
Dale O.
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2020

Very nice campground

I stayed in a tent site, but had friends that brought their 5th wheel camper. I had my son and nephew with and we all had a great time at both sites. I will definitely be back.

David R.
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2020

Great place

Friendly staff, awesome setting, clean facilities with hot water.

Bounding Around
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2019

Great park near biking and hiking and rafting!

Awesome campground right on the Great Allegheny Passage trail. We loved being able to access the GAP trail right from the campground. We were there in November with plans to visit Fallingwater. This campground was the perfect location for both activities! Our Sprint hotspot didn’t work well (unboosted), but our Verizon did. The water hookups weren’t working at the time, but we were able to connect in Cherry Loop and fill our tank. The campground was really nice and really empty in November when we were there. In the summer I bet this place is packed. We would love to visit again in peak season! We also really enjoyed nearby Falls City Pub.

Month of VisitDecember
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Alexis B.
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2019

Great! But under construction

This is a really great park. I been here multiple times through the years. There is a lot of fun trails to go on. Which you can view the water falls and river. The welcome center is very hands on. But there was a lot of construction when I was there. I recommend going in the summertime. When it’s warmer you can go down the natural waterslide and swim in the river.

  • Review photo of Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park by Alexis B., December 4, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park has water hookups and sewer hookups.

Are fires allowed at Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.