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Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA

Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania


764 Waltz Mill Road
Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania 15679
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Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.22294
Longitude: -79.66300

Elevation: 1045' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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67 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

We camp with small children and a dog in a motor home. pros. 1. Some of the employees were nice 2. It is relatively cheap. 3. Some things for the kids to do. (playground, jump pillow, swimming pool.) They also had an activity. The cons: 1. This place was dirty - There were a lot of leftover waterlogged socks near the jump pillow from previous jumpers. Also, I noticed lots of cans and trash scattered throughout the park. 2. There are a lot of seasonal campers that seem to work for the natural gas company. They drove their huge pickups quite fast down the gravel roads. Also, at 5AM the campground became quite active and loud. 3.We were approached by one of the employees on a golf cart with another camper in tow. She demanded to know what time we were leaving (at 10:30 in the morning.) I told her about just before noon. Apparently, there was a mix up and they had double booked our site. There were numerous other open sites around our area. She had the next campers pull into the open site NEXT to ours but would not let me set up there. They had to wait until we were gone to move into our site. The whole time they kept giving us dirty looks but we were paid and intended to let our kids have one more jump on the pillow. We needed somewhere to double check some things before we head out on an extended vacation and this place served it purpose. I would not come back here for anything else though. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Rustic bath house with low water pressure. The outlets in the women's bathroom did not work. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Staff very friendly. Sites were not level. Interior roads could use some work. Wi-Fi was spotty. Water pressure was low. Lots of traffic within the park, cars coming and going. Good for overnight stay. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Slow time of year, no one at office, Glad I purchased over the internet. Park is on a hill, but set up so most of the sites are level. It's been rainy so the campground is wet and muddy, typical for the northeast. I would not stay here again. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Very tight sites, not suited to big rigs. A lot of seasonal/permanents. Mostly gravel roads and sites, very dusty. Bathrooms were awful. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

Relatively nice KOA. Sites were rather close together and set in trees on gravel pads. Length was questionable as we had a 40' 5th wheel. Trailer and tow vehicle had us edge to edge on the site. Park is extremely hilly. We barely fit in the pull through site they assigned to us. Sites are relatively level considering the terrain. Did not use bathroom or shower facilities. Pool looked nice but didn't use. Husband did fish in pond but didn't catch anything. We did see a guy across the pond catch a rather large fish, probably 12-14" in length. Water pressure seemed ok. Electric was fine too except it was closer to front of site instead of rear where our electric cord is housed. Nice mini store with ice, playroom/game room, and a few basic necessities. Staff was very friendly. Just off I-70 and easy to get to. Park roadways are narrow and gravel, turns are tight for big rigs. Very quiet at night except for the occasional 18 wheeler using exhaust brakes. Appeared to be several seasonal folks. Kids on the jumping pillow were a little rowdy but otherwise park was nice overall. Would probably stay again if just passing through: though it's a little pricy. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

I had previously reviewed this campground last year and I am downgrading it. This year the park has new owners and there is lots of construction. They are putting cable and sewer in at more sites and a fenced dog run so the whole area is torn up with construction and that has made the lake muddy. All the transient workers have been consolidated at the upper end of the park, leaving us true RVers at the sites closer to the activities, which is nice. Even though their website says they have an ice cream social on Fridays and pancake breakfast on Sundays, those events were canceled for the weekend I was there and the workers seem to believe those events will not be happening often. They eliminated the game room in favor of a laundromat for the transient worker population. The pool and bouncy pillow are still there and great fun for the kids. The staff, some of whom I remember from last year, are as nice as ever. I'm glad they are upgrading the sites and adding the dog run, but the campground looks a bit like a construction zone. The sporadic nature of their 'regularly' scheduled activities is disappointing. I'm hopeful that the if I return by the end of the summer the campground construction will be complete and I will be able to give the campground a better review. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Looks like this isn't a campground, but long term residence for working at natural gas fracking sites. Sites were tight and the place didn't feel inviting at all. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Decent place to stay when traveling through area. Staff was friendly. Park is very congested and hard to maneuver around. Park was full of people who were working in the area. Alright for one night but expensive for what you get. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Best campground in the Pittsburgh area. Fine for Big Rigs. Not too tight for a KOA and reasonably priced. Easy on and off highway. Nice playground for kids and a small fishing lake. Country setting about 1/2 hour from Pittsburgh. Will stay here again. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Terraced campsites, the gravel roads were just a tad tight with a 40' fifth wheel and a hauler. Entrance driveway was steep, but we did not drag anything. Checked in during the day so we did not have any problem with the security gate. Our pull-through campsite was gravel, level and well maintained, with clear view of the southern sky for the satellite. We had to park the hauler perpendicular, behind the RV. The pool was already closed, but the bounce pad was a lot of fun even for adults. The employees were very helpful; park is dog friendly. Propane was readily available. This was our first time in cold weather. Stayed 2 weeks in our toy hauler with 3 dogs. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located hillside making maneauverability difficult. At the time we were here, the gate would not open with the code we were given and we could not contact anyone. The campground has just been sold and the current owner moving away. Many seasonal campers even when we were here. Closest campground to Pittsburgh. Definitely a must see city. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Mediocre at best KOA. It is obvious that the bread and butter here are the transient workers. Gate controlled access, but when you do an "after hours" check in, you get no access code in the envelope, only a warning that if you do not pay BEFORE you enter the park they will assess a $20.00 fee for coming to your trailer to get the money. Granted we came in late and left early so we did not see much of the place, only their setup which, like I said earlier, is tailored to the transient workers. Had we not found a kind stranger to loan us their gate code, I guess we would have not got in and they would have lost a nights rent. It still grinds on me to pay $48/night in off season when none of the amenities are available. I am seriously thinking about starting an RV park that has a number of set aside sites for the over nighters and charge them accordingly. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Older KOA with sites terraced into a hillside. Entrance road is very steep and the sites are narrow, but the grounds were well-kept. Shower was clean but water pressure was a trickle. Internet worked very well. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Overall, this is a very nice campground. I camped here in 2008, but had not been back since. It is a bit hilly, but the sites are level. My only complaint with the site layout is that they are very close together. No problems with electric, water or cable TV. They had some nice programs for the kids; a pool dive for change, flashlight candy hunt and bingo. I think this park may be more quiet than normal since there are a lot of transient workers staying here (mainly roofers from out of state and Marcellus Shale gas workers). The upside is I saw almost none of the workers the entire weekend. They were gone early morning and back in the late evening. So even though the park looks full, there was lots of room in the pool and at the activities. The jumping pillow is excellent fun for the kids. However, the store is not well stocked and the game room is overrated. Plus you have to hike out of the RV area to get to the store. The staff was extemely friendly and helpful. I would camp here again. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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