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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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22 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This was our maiden voyage for our new camper, we choose this campground since it was only 45 minutes from our home. Very friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. Showers were free and had good hot water. We had a full hookup site, site was gravel but was very level, didn't need any blocks. Free cable TV and WiFi. Has good Verizon service. Nice pool and bounce thing for kids. Overall a good campground! We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Moderately remote from Pittsburgh, near the junction of I-70 and I-76. Steep entry downhill to office and campground, with sites terraced on the uphill side of the small valley it is in. As noted, side to side leveling was a bit of an issue. Actually a pretty large CG, but most of it is occupied by long term sites - local gas/oil worker types. Many older campers, but sites were very neat and not built out like some seasonal places can be. A moderate amount of traffic in the evening and early morning as people come from/go to work. Quiet, no partiers. Grounds were well maintained. WiFi on a par with most places, barely useable. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

An acceptable place for an overnight. Did not appear to be much to do in the immediate area.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Great experience. Staff was helpful at all times. We stayed for a week in July and had a blast. Kids loved the jumping pillow and play area. Pool was broke first day, but they quickly had a company out to repair it so the kids were able to use it the rest of the week. Fishing was even good in their pond. We will be back! We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Pittsburgh zoo, museums and waterparks all nearby.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Very nice KOA. Playground, jumping pillow, fishing lake, etc. The campground is a bit hilly. The site was not level side to side, so I had to use the leveling blocks. But it was otherwise very nice. Spacious. Good picnic table and fire pit. The bath house was close by and it was clean. It was a bit rustic, but it was very suitable. We stayed there for one night on the way back from a two week trip, but we would stay here longer if we came through this way again. Its a very nice campground. The staff was incredible friendly. They had a pirates weekend, so the staff was all in costume. They had an ice cream social the night we were there, which was very nice. Good place to stay. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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: 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: 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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are not marked, but they do escort you to your site at check-in. They pick up your trash regularly throughout the day. Bathrooms were kept very clean. Pool was small, but clean. We even tried out the giant jumping pillow and enjoyed it! You could hear highway traffic very faintly at times. Service in campground store was not very good. My husband was ignored by two employees while trying to get our propane tank filled and then when I went to store I had to wait for another employee to come that was allowed to operate cash register to make my purchase. We had full hook up and were not happy campers when we were notified by a not very friendly staff that we would be without water for our last day due to a problem they were having. They told us to fill up our water tanks before they shut water off. They must have already started work on water lines because I filled our tanks with nasty water that we could only use for toilet flushing. I felt we should have received a partial refund for not receiving the full hook ups we paid for for last day and the inconvenience it caused. Overall some of staff were not very friendly but park was clean and enjoyable. Not sure if we would return, probably would check out other campgrounds in area first. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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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: 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: 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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