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Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA

Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania


764 Waltz Mill Road
Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania 15679
Phone: Click to view

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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26 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

BE SURE TO USE THE EXIT AFTER IRWIN! The driveway in, is steep, and narrow. We arrived after dark after using the Irwin exit on advice from our Co-Pilot GPS, and found after attempting to enter that we couldn't make the turn from that direction. Other than that the site was pull through and serviceable. Park is extremely busy, lots of traffic day and night, even in late November. Standard KOA features, playground, dog park, jump pillow, pool. Looks like they are doing some construction. Intererior roads are narrow, and dirt. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

BE SURE TO USE THE EXIT AFTER IRWIN!

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The KOA in Ruffs Dale left a lot to be desired. We were in site 17 which was not long with the attached tow. The electric was terrible with both legs being poor. At one point, with the air on, we were getting only 107 amps. Turned on the generator and ran everything full blast to cool us down. Our call to the office about the electric went unanswered for about 4 hours. The breaker was replaced but it didn't help. We were able to use the AC overnite when the overall campground usage was diminished. Each site is a gravel driveway with some grass in between and a picnic table. It's in a valley so that intensified the already hot day. There is an algae laden pond, pool, bounce and playground equipment for kids. We didn't even unhook until we were leaving to make it easier to exit. The Wifi was non existent and our AT&T reception limited our use of the Internet. I don't like to write bad reviews because the owners are small business people but one expects a level of service from KOAs and unfortunately this campground didn't meet expectations. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Pros Fishing pond was nice. Pool was nice. Large picnic area. Two separate dog runs, but they needed mowing. Ok for a day or two. We stayed as it was 50 minutes from Falling Water. Cons It was very difficult to level and in fact we never did get level, but just dealt with it. Park needs to re-gravel, it was very dusty as no one really followed the 5 miles per hour rule. Lots of full time people, some trashy, some very nice. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go see Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water" home. It was just so beautiful. It was $30 a person, but well worth it. They have a cafe with good food, and a unique gift shop. Just a beautiful place.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are not level, not even close. After bending my rear jack and tripping the hydraulic breaker I moved to another site. Managed to get almost level and found the dump connection a foot up a hill from my dump outlet, would not drain. Poor cable. Shade is good and park is scenic but needs some site work. Worth about $12, not $45. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This was an overnight stay as we traveled from Ohio to Virginia. There are not many RV parks in this part of Pennsylvania, and there was no alternative based on our route. It was a little tricky to maneuver in a 40' motorhome, as the roads are quite narrow and hilly. We did not use the facilities, so I can't comment on them. The rate quoted is the KOA rate without discount. With the KOA discount it was $49.50, which still makes it overpriced. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Nice RV park in the hills but don't if I would stay again. I don't care for the roads in the park. That are gravel and the park is very dusty. My estimation is the park is over priced for the product they offer. The WiFi was great and the sites were level. I am not sure who designs these parks but almost everything is facing south which means you get a hot afternoon sun when you try to sit out. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

A nice park about 45 minutes outside Pittsburgh not far from the Turnpike. A convenient staging area for those coming from the east visiting Pitt. Sites are on a hill and the tiered arrangement makes for some narrow spots. Staff is very friendly and helpful and accommodated a last-minute scheduling request that allowed us to visit family in the area for a longer time. The park improved over last year, where construction to expand the campground was a nuisance. For early in the season, the complex is looking good. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The campground's large jumping pillow is quite entertaining for children of all ages.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 10

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: 82
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: 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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