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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+ 55+ 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
  • Phone 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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66 Reviews

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

A nice, clean campground about an hour outside Pittsburgh. Grounds and facilities were clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Not too intrusive. We were greeted at the front by a staff member who escorted us to our site. Site was almost level and an easy pull-through. Pool a little on the small size. A handful of permanent trailers, but all were well-maintained. A nice feature was the large inflatable "pillow" which allows kids to jump around. Only drawback was the dust kicked up from the stone driveways. If possible, avoid camping in the "red" section: sites 1-19, as it's the main driveway used by all campers to get to their sites. We were there and suffered from a cloud of stone dust with each passing rig. We would stay again. Will also check to see if there are other campgrounds in the area. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely campground with something for everyone. Lots of rain this season has created problems with keeping the sites level but otherwise the only thing I could see to improve would be a dog park - otherwise high marks! We would stay here again. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Having suffered a recent tornado in the local area the campground was surprisingly full. Many of the campers are contractors with ladders and other repair gear strapped to their trucks. We arrived around 1:00 during one of the few sunlit hours of the day. The park is about 1 mile north of Rt 70 on a paved, two lane road. The entrance is well-marked with the familiar yellow and red "KOA" sign, and the entry drive is more an "exit ramp" than a turn. Slowing to a crawl as you approach the driveway is suggested because the approach to the office is a short drive down a steep, gravel drive. Parallel parking is abundant outside the office. The staff greeted us warmly and was jovial and helpful. A quick look around the store revealed sparse, but adequate supplies not uncommon for this early in the season. Staff drove us to our site and stayed long enough to make sure we recognized everything we needed. Our site was level gravel with the utility post correctly placed mid-way on the site. The waste dump was slightly high but still below the level of our outlet. The sites are not too close together, with a typical 15 to 20 feet between gravel pads. The kids really enjoyed the bouncy pad at the playground. There is a small pond that was brown, but would be pretty mid-season. The park is situated up the side of a small hill but I didn't see any RV's with multiple leveling blocks under their wheels, indicating that the sites are level. We're over-nighting this stay and will be back on our return trip in a week. We're glad we chose the known facilities if KOA, and this typical park has not disappointed us. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground and well maintained. Laundry room was clean and washers/dryers worked well. Sites large and level, even though it was all on a hill. We were off-season, so it was pretty quiet. We would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Campground has made great strides in improving for larger big rigs (45') like ours. Unfortunately they're the only game in town and expensive. Our lot was muddy and uneven, power good, decent wi-fi. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was easy and the staff was friendly. Our site was level, although it could have used some more gravel as after it rained for 2 days we had a mud puddle right at the steps. The Wi-Fi and cable worked great. We would stay again. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second trip in October. We were staying here mainly to go to Idlewild Park. The kids love the jumping pillow and playground area. You will probably need blocks to level. The park is clean and quiet. It is located close to the interstate and there are restaurants and shopping a few exits away on the interstate. Our friends stayed in a green lodge cabin which was very nice. I did not have a problem with the office staff. They were friendly to us. Maybe they were different people working. They had a lot of activities planned this Saturday for their Halloween weekend. A good park for a family. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

I have to agree with one of the other reviewers that the office staff were not very nice. Having said that, the facility was acceptably clean, quiet and comfortable. We did have some difficulty setting up because the site on a hillside and unlevel. If in the area again, might (or might not) stay here. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Okay for an overnight if you have to. The woman who checked us in was nasty. The kids didn't want to stay. We only stayed 1 night but would not go back due to the unwelcome feeling we felt upon checkin. The sites were tight. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are on a hillside which means either your patio area is sloping and not very usable, or the sewer hose goes uphill to the drain, not very clever. There is a barrier at the entrance for extra security. There are a lot of seasonal campers but they have their own area out of the way and are not a problem. Staff in the office were very helpful. In the area we visited Fallingwater which was beautiful, and also cycled part of the Allegheny Passage. We would visit again but not at a busy time. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Easy to find and check in was pleasant. Our water/electric site was long, but muddy, and we needed blocks to level. Wi-Fi worked and cable was OK. It's not easy to see oncoming traffic on exit road, and reentry on the interstate is tricky. This is an OK park for overnight, but we'd not stay longer. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is only adequate for an overnight stay. Unfortunately, we usually stay longer visitng family in the area and this campground is the best of the worst close to our relatives. This KOA has very narrow sites located on a hillside and there is very little room in between sites. We chose a water/electric site because we damaged our rig getting out of a full hook up site. Smaller rigs may not have as much of a problem. Lots of seasonal campers located here. We decided not to use the dump station as it is slanted incorrectly and would not have allowed our tanks to empty. Verizon cell and air card service is good. This campground is not located in Madison, but in Ruffs Dale, PA. I-70 is really weird in this area. There are no acceleration lanes to get on interstate. You have to stop before entering and hope no one runs you down as you come up to speed. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

I would recommend staying at the water/electric sites ( #001 through 008). They are pretty level and you don't have to drive very far up the hill. There are activities for kids on weekends, some are free but most cost. There is also a Pancake Breakfast on Sundays for a cost. The Full hookup sites are up the hill and then back down to your site. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is not a destination campground, but an adequate overnight stop. A reviewer from April '09 commented that the front sites were all dug up: well, they are still all dug up in late August. These dug-up sites are the first things you see when pulling into the camper area: very unsightly. It's quiet and treed, no road noise at all. The bathhouse might have been clean, but it was creepy and in drastic need of updating. The pool was on the small side but seemed clean. Staff in the office was very friendly. They have a fancy coffee maker in there and the woman on duty was very helpful in showing me how it worked. We would stay again if we ever needed to for a stopover. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The park personnel were extremely rude to our guests. The sites are uninspiring. Will not be a repeat camper. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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