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.
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.
- walk in camp sites are nice
- Campground is in a good location in relationship to the trails, you can hike to them from the camp ground
- bathrooms are okay, nothing great but nothing bad
- extra $5 charge for out of state campers
- have to reserve the yurts for at least two nights (but they are cheapish)
- The office was super busy and there was only one person working when we were there
- visit on a weekday and all the rafting and rentals are cheaper and LESS people
- check out the laurel highlands trail on your visit
- definitely visit fern cliff peninsula
This campground was really animal friendly. They have certain camping areas for dogs. The showers/bathrooms were only a short walk away. The park and trails were fairly close also. Only reason this does not get a complete 5 Star is because at our campsite (176) you could hear a generator or pump all the time.
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!
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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!
It has it all.. primitive sites and cabins. Hiking, biking, rafting, kyaking and canoeing, fishing, etc.
Ohiopyle is located in a beautiful area of Pennsylvania we've camped there a couple of times and have been able to get last minute tent sites. Lots of outdoor activities nearby.
My boyfriend and I took our puppy golden retriever on his first camping trip here. We did 8 miles of hiking in one day and didn’t want to stop! The views were amazing. Lots of waterfalls and massive valleys. The other people we met on the trails were so friendly. The campsite itself was very well kept, spacious and safe. I love that they have dog-friendly areas.
We also loved that the cute downtown area was a short walk away.