Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
Phone: (724) 329-8591

Sites: 226
Recent Rate: $25 8/2015

Latitude: 39.8885334543034
Longitude: -79.4944524765015

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground has lots of potential, but is not being maintained by the state of PA. Foliage is not being trimmed on the very narrow roads in the loops resulting in damage to vehicles. Voltage was suboptimal in most 30 amp sites. Bathhouses are old and in a state of disrepair. There are no water hookups at each site. Most water spigots located in the loops were broken. Quiet hours were not enforced by the camp hosts. Upon check-in, a young employee was less than cordial and treated us as if we had inconvenienced him by arriving. One of the worst state park stays we've ever had. The lack of maintenance is a shame as the property is beautiful and has much potential. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Travel Trailer.





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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The Ohiopyle State Park campground is one of the bigger campgrounds in the PA State Park system by number of sites. Nearly all sites are wooded. The park itself is great. This review does not factor in the park. It is a good hike from the campground to the action in the park by the river. The problem is that the sites typically are rather close together with very little buffer between you and the next site. There are also not enough shower buildings to support the number of sites. The bath house cleaning and maintenance is average. The campground map from the web site makes the campground seem larger than it is. Again, the sites are very close together. The most direct road from the center of the park and the town is very steep. RVs should heed the warnings and take the alternate route. As for non-electric sites, Aspen road loop sites are very compressed with the neighbors as are Fir loop. Birch Rd sites are nicer, but no nearby rest room. Elm Rd loop is OK and has a restroom without showers (site 65 best on this loop). Juniper Rd sites seemed pretty good with one of the better shower houses. Electric sites don't have as many choices. I wouldn't want to move a large rig through this campground without calling for site information first. Pet sites are limited to Hickory Rd and Ivy Rd and a small number of others. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is gorgeous...the campground is too, but...it needs work. First off, a camp host who is present and doing his job. The day we arrived, our fire pit was loaded with broken bottles and aluminum cans. It also had other plastic garbage making it quite unsightly. Our 50 amp did not work, but we can function on 30. Park has garbage strewn here and there. This would not be problem if you had a decent camp host who cared a little. Too bad. Bathrooms were not the cleanest and definitely need to be updated, but had plenty of hot water with good pressure. Sites are not level, so plan accordingly. The park itself makes up for it. Great hiking and biking. Lots of beautiful waterfalls and vistas. We would probably come back in hopes we were victims to a lazy camp host and that conditions would improve. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a good night's rest in a very quiet campground, this is the place for you. If you are like most campers and want to enjoy an evening by a fire with good conversation then steer clear of this place. We camped here in a 5th wheel with friends in the next site over. There are several reasons why we won't come back. First there is not one level site in the over 200 sites they have, secondly the bathrooms although are cleaned daily are in dire need of renovations. The only saving grace is the abundant hot water and excellent water pressure from the showers, other than that this is not what I consider to be decent. Lastly and most importantly the reason we won't be returning is the stalking park rangers. Yes, I said stalking. The second evening camping these rangers came walking through our site and went directly next door to our friend's campsite. We watched as they swept through their site and came over to find our friends to tell them to shut off their radio. Granted quiet hours starts at 9pm but that radio could not even be heard from the next site over (which happened to be ours). Later that evening the same rangers were hiding in the pitch dark on the service road listening to my husband's conversation with his friends. The came up and were told that they are not allowed to talk outside and that they needed to go inside. Every evening afterward, we witnessed these rangers hiding in empty sites with their lights turned off almost like they are waiting for someone to break a rule. I felt uneasy the rest of our stay, not because I was breaking any rule, but because of that creepy feeling I had that someone was watching me in the dark woods. Be forewarned! If this wasn't good enough for you, just go talk to locals because this is common knowledge in town. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park close to Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater and all the recreation activities of the Laurel Highlands. Bathrooms and showers clean with a tub sink available. Sites are not always level. Plan accordingly. Anyone interested in not putting extra strain on their vehicle if towing or a larger rig would be best to enter/exit from US 40 in Chalk Hill, PA. The road from PA 381, while short, is quite steep, as in first gear, foot-close-to-floor steep. Rate reflects senior, out-of-state, off-season, electric. Would stay here again. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I have camped at this campground for the past 5 years and each year I have always wanted to stay an extra week because it was so nice. This year however I noticed deteriorating playground equipment on several of the small playgrounds throughout the park. Many of the picnic tables needed to be repaired or replaced. Also, several fire pits were broken and unusable for cooking. The men’s bathroom showers on our loop had tiles that were missing or loose. Also, there was no hot water in the woman’s restroom deep sink. During the week it was very peaceful and relaxing, with other campers adhering to park rules. However, during the weekend we had some noisy neighbors who were checking in late, well past the quiet hours that are from 9 pm to 8 am. They made unnecessary noise while setting up camp. Even though the park rangers came and spoke to them to ask them to quiet down, the rangers made it seem that the campers should be expected to make such noise while setting up, even at 11:30 pm. We will definitely camp in a different loop next time to see if that makes a difference. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. Sites are available for everything from tents to larger RVs. There are plenty of trails, including the Allegheny Passage rail trail. I would rank it higher than 7 if the sites were more level, and if they would enforce the quiet time hours. We tried to go to sleep at 11pm listening to people in party mode. Also was awakened at 6:30am by screaming children on bicycles and someone driving in tent stakes. Quite time is 9pm to 8am. We may go there again, but only on weekdays. Be prepared for a lot of going up and down hill to get to this park. If you have a larger rig, pay attention to the alternate route on the web site. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Definitely a great place to camp if you like wooded and peaceful camping. Virtually each and every spot is wooded with at least some trees between neighboring lots. The restrooms and shower facilities are spaced nicely and conveniently apart/close and are maintained at least once a day during our visit. Beautiful setting with tall canopy trees and excellent shade. Sites are either paved or gravel and fairly level and easily accessed. Utility hook-ups are in nice working order. Being on top of a mountain you get nice breezes (even through the trees) and you can even hear the rapids through Ohiopyle. Train horns are fairly abundant although more distant sounding then close, as there is a mainline that runs through Ohiopyle at the foot of the mountain below the campsite. Overall, a great place for an outing for the outdoor enthusiasts, with bike trails and hiking trails adjoining the campground, with plenty of 'outdoor' things to see to while away the day (Ohiopyle, Kentuck Knob and Falling Water, Cucumber Falls, etc.,etc. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park and campground. Whitewater rafting, great bike trail, and great hiking trails a very short drive away. Staff is friendly. Campground is peaceful and very scenic. Bathrooms were a bit buggy, but overall they were average for a state park. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Much better access signage is desperately needed. Following the GPS can take you up a mile long 10% grade. We did it, twice because of lack of signs, dragging a 15,000# 5er. The tranny was NOT happy. A tough trip even for a mountain goat. The park itself is large. Plenty of space between sites. A few sites for larger rigs if you are up to the parking challenge on narrow but good access roads. We were there on a week night. The park was virtually empty. Nothing to listen to except wildlife & occasional train in the valley below. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here after Labor day and had the place all to ourselves and the racoons. There are a lot of things to see in the area as the last post said. Also there is Fort Nessisity and not far away is the 911 site outside Somerset. Can't wait to come back again. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park to take the family. Although our site wasn't very big there were some larger. The bathrooms were kept clean. It is your typical state park which I am partial to because of the "plenty of trees." It was quiet and had PLENTY of hiking trails that were fun to hike. Some more hilly then others so the weak at heart beware. We went into the small town which was really neat. There were places to soak your feet or swim on a hot day in the river. We also went white water rafting which was amazing. We had such a blast. BEWARE when trying to get to this campground. Go to the web site and follow those directions. DO NOT try any other route as the road up from the other direction is extremely steep and isn't advisable if you are towing anything. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground with limited number with electric hookups. They do have a dump station. Sites level side to side but not fore and aft. Lot to do in surronding 10 miles. Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright house), white water rapids, very nice bike trails on river, hiking, etc. Very hilly area and could present a problem for large rigs. Go to web site and follow directions/warnings to get to campground. We camped at Ohiopyle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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