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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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15 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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

While the cabin I rented for a three week stay was clean and functional, the intermittent sewage smell throughout the grounds was obnoxious and occurred on a daily basis. In addition, the location of the front cabins, including mine, so close to the "jumping pillow" and childrens' playground is not for those seeking a quiet time in a woodsy setting. From 3 PM until dark, children jump and scream. Oh, well. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Cabin.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

Overall the site was nice, roomy and very level pull through. Staff were very friendly, and a pleasure to talk to. Restrooms were borderline disgusting. I have a rule, I only use the camper toilet at night, unless the bath facilities are too gross to use. I used my shower and toilet in my Niagara all weekend. Other than that, it was a good time, and friendly people. I think their prices are a little high for what you get. the pool is tiny for a backyard pool, let alone for a campground. The jumping pillow is fun, but when you have a 2 yr. old, the older kids make it impossible for him to enjoy it. They serve a decent breakfast, hot cakes were good but the sausage wasn't at all. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We actually just used this as an overnight campground on our way through, but it was nicer than I expected. The kids enjoyed the campground for a little while, and the spacing of the campsites gave enough room for cooking and eating without feeling like you were in your neighbor's room. This was mid-week, and I estimate that the campground was 50-60 percent full. We camped at Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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