1 Park near Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Aug 2015 - $45.00
One thing the Pittsburgh area needs is RV campgrounds. This campsite is about a 30 minute drive. Due to major bridge repair there were detours. Check the campground website for temporary directions. We reached the destination at the top of a mountain on Sun Mine Road. As we crested the hill it is surprisingly level and the sites are comfortable in size. The hilltop is grassy, firm soil, no muddy areas in sight. The odd thing about the placement of the water and electric hook-ups is that they are split with one hook-up on each side of your trailer. Our RV has the water input at the front with the electric about midway along the side of the trailer. Luckily our 50' water hose just made it to the faucet by passing under the trailer to the other side. The electric cord also was just long enough to reach the 50-amp circuit. The sites on the perimeter of the mountain top have fantastic views of the trees, farms and hillside below, some with lovely sunsets. This would be a beautiful place to be during fall leaf change. Most of the sites are treeless and open. There is no cable or Internet but with an antenna can pick-up many local channels with a strong signal, no pixelating. You must be self-sufficient to stay here. No laundry; one shower and toilet behind the owners log cabin...port-a-john on site. No sewer hook up at the sites but there is a convenient dump station to use for short stays. For longer stays the owner comes by to empty your black and gray lines. We will be staying again I'm sure because of family in the area. The public road to the campground is in good condition but narrow. The private road into the camp is in desperate need of repair...this place is under new ownership since 2014. Hopefully they will make the needed corrections and improvements. - Lucy's Friend
Aug 2015 - $23.00
As the choices of campgrounds close to Pittsburgh is very limited, I chose this one mainly because of several factors. One was that it is a $22.50 Passport America campground which the rate reflects for 2 nights per night. Then we were able to use Good Sam for the weekend.
The other is because it seemed to be promising as their Facebook page is active and the owners have just purchased it a year ago and promises upgrades to their campground. Sites are on a wide open grassy field. Interior roads are gravel but access to the campground is up a narrow hill. The interior signage is very confusing as to where the office is.
But while we were there, we did not notice any signs of improvements, as a matter of fact, they do something that is quite disturbing. The campground sits literally on top of a mountain which was about 1200 feet above sea level. There are permanent/work assignment campers around the perimeter of the place which are allowed to let their "gray" water drain off of the side of the mountain. There is a honey wagon that is available for a fee once a week.
Also another negative was the location of the dumping station leaves a lot to be desired. After dumping, you must travel down a short very narrow interior lane that passes directly underneath a low hanging high voltage power line!
Pittsburgh downtown access was down a very busy 4 lane road. If you visit, follow their directions on the website. If you follow GPS, it takes you down a road that there is an overpass with a 10 foot 8 inch 1 lane bridge!
We investigated other options while there and will not be back to this campground. - eaglesfan
Oct 2013 - $30.00
Very quiet, all grass and a great view. Incoming road is steep and has curves. Sixty/night. Thirty for Passport America. Owner and workers are very friendly. We picked our own site. Must be self-contained as there is no sewer or restrooms / showers. Needs an influx of money to upgrade in order to support the price. - rudy1