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.
We had a blast camping here and we went when it was 15 degrees out. So, we were a little hesitant at first but we had a lot of fun. Bring your bikes if you have them. It's a lot of fun to bike around and to bike into the little town. I recommend going when the leaves are changing!
We stayed at a walk in site. The campground was quiet, woodsy and shady. The restrooms were basic, but adequate. There were no paper towels or hand dryers in the bathroom nearest our site. Firewood and ice available for purchase at the campground, but it was cash only, on the honor system. The gift shop at the visitor center in town was cash only too, and so were several stores in town, so be sure to bring cash. The park is close to two Frank Lloyd Wright houses - Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater. There’s so much to do here with the bike trail, hiking, whitewater rafting, natural water slide, cool fossils, waterfalls. There’s really something for everyone.
The campground and surrounding area is hilly and wooded. Very beautiful and friendly. Nearby rafting is amazing! The sites are roomy. They have dog friendly sites and suprisingly it was very quiet in that area! Frank Lloyd Wrights Falling Water is close by and so are natual water slides! There is a very steep inclined road to access campground. If towing there are alternate directions and on their website.
great place to go white water rafting!!!
ohiopyle gets very crowded during the season. There is plenty to do around the park. The bathrooms are kept very clean all throughout the park
Great site, level and not far from the GAP trail (great Allegheny pass). Fit our yurt shaped tent perfectly, and the bathhouses were close to each site. Definately plan to return.
There is anything imaginable to do up here from biking/hiking to amazing geology and fossils to whitewater rafting/kayaking all the way to camping in all forms. We stayed at one of the walk-in campsites and it was the perfect mix of convienient yet secluded. Tons of wildlife and nature for any interest. Be sure to check out Cucumber Falls and the natural water slides! Some absolutely amazing geology there and stunning views!
let the pic speak for them self
ohiopyle has so much to offer. The state park is very big and has fantastic facilities. We camped at some of the hike-in sites which were really level and nicely wooded, while still being within an easy walk to the bathrooms/showers. You have to check out the rail trail for biking, walking, or running and highly recommend the white water rafting trip if you can do it. Some good rock climbing in this area too.
We loved the falls, you could even go down them but looked a little rough lol. You could spend a week here just going through all the trails. Many different levels of trails as well! Loved it!