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.
My visit to the park was great. The trails were clean and well maintained. There was great points of beauty to observe though out the hike. The water was incredibly refreshing and just a bonus to the visit.
From white water kayaking and guided rafting trips, natural waterslides, to hiking and biking trails - this park has it all! This beautiful park has something to offer for everyone. The campground is nice with several camping options such as tent, camper, yurt and cabin rentals. They also have hot showers, electric options, and pet friendly areas. They have several seasonal events and festivals that are fun for the whole family. Must respect quiet hours here, rangers patrol frequently. For those who want to have a good time and be noisy and share some adult beverages Scarlett Knob campground May be a better option.
Youghiogheny in Ohiophyle…say that 10 times fast. Amazing swimming with a rock water slide!! Trust me, let your kids do it, they will love it forever. Pretty good hiking trails, all through great green countryside, some along the river. The campground is set far back from the river but there are plenty of places to catch a view since it’s up on a ridge. It’s wooded and lots of people packed in but it’s pretty clean and the natural beauty is worth a busy camp site.
I've rented cabins up here, biked, hiked, and swam! So exciting and such friendly people and great food everytime!
Ohiopyle is pretty much a camping family's delight. Aside from the rock water slide, which is burned into the kid's memories, there's great, easy hiking trails and a pet-friendly campsite. Late spring is my favorite time to go because the water is at its highest and everything is lush and green!
I love ohiopyle! the road up to it has many little waterfalls and wonderful little hikes to take. There is a natural water slide as well that is fun to swim in. There is also some great little shops in the town, and a wonderful wine festival that happens in May! I will definitely be back!
closeness of natures wonders was felt by all
Enjoyed visiting the wonders of nature. Natures water slide, waterfalls, whitewater rafting, camping and exploring. Nature at it's best!
We loved this campsite. We had a great weekend here camping with a big group of friends and rafting the Youghiogheny. This place is a perfect place to stay to make all of your outdoor dreams come true!
Why not 5 stars? The stuffy park rangers harassed us all weekend about our noise level, despite us being practically silent at night (we were all pretty tired and low key after a hours of wilderness adventures). Not cool!
This park and campground is nature at it's best