Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground

Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Phone: (724) 224-1511

Sites: 158
Recent Rate: $23 8/2015

Latitude: 40.6577060936377
Longitude: -79.8018550872803

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com


Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Pittsburgh Mills Mall and Walmart are about 12 miles away. Downtown Pittsburgh is about a 30 minute drive.





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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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never settled

Review Count: 195
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park consists of a level open grassy area at the top of a steep hill accessed by rough road. Interior roads are gravel. Sites are grass. Water pressure is low, but the 50 amp electric is good. There are no sewer hookups, Wi-Fi or cable. AT&T phone service is from an affiliate, but is very good. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rate shown reflects the Passport America discount. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pat and Jerry

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here every trip to my home town near Pittsburgh; 5 times in 2011. Owner- hosts live onsite. It is safe and quiet and heavily inhabited with trailers and rigs of construction, gas, and pipeline workers and their families. There are really no amenities in the big field, other than basic hook ups, but still, they are the only game it the area. No rest rooms, no showers nor laundry services. The drive to the place makes you think you are landing back up a mountain to who knows where, but once at the top of the windy hill, it is all open. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for one week in a 40' 4-slide motorhome. The main road is paved, but it is a curvy hill. The campground entry road is gravel, also up a hill. However, we had no problems, not even trees to worry about. The campground is wide open on the top of a hill, with beautiful green grass (parked on gravel). The owners were very nice. Apparently shower, bathroom, and laundry were available in the basement of their log home (didn't use). We really enjoyed the open feeling of the campground, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, gentle breeze. It is mainly a great place to park to enjoy peace and quiet which is what we like. No pool, no activities, no playground. My Verizon & AT&T worked fine. We had shade at the rear of our site - trees are around the edge of the campground. We used Passport America and paid $25 a day for 50 amp, water, and the owner dumps the tanks. We would stay here again - I would give the rating a 10 for what we needed (convenience to other towns, peace and quiet, good management). We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Laurie and Odel

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I would love to give this place a higher rating, because there is so much about it that is great: spacious sites, wonderful owners, fabulous views, lightening fast Verizon phone and aircard service. The downside? We are here in mid-June, with temperatures in the upper 80's and the park WAY less than 1/3 full. We have a 50 amp utility box, but the voltage is so low (with those of us who are here trying to use our A/C) that our electrical management system keeps shutting down our electricity as the voltage falls below 104. Of course, we could bypass the EMS box, but voltage that low is damaging to all appliances. We'd return in cooler weather, but can't recommend this park when it is hot. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The views are spectacular. Broadband, satellite, & cellular telephone reception was excellent. We have a 40' Class A with a tow car and did not find the access at all a problem (we rate it 6 on a scale of 1-10 for difficulty [10 most difficult]). The recommended exit #14 was closed so we had to access it from exit #16 on secondary road with a few narrow bridges. It was no big problem. It is very quiet and friendly. We'll stay here again when in the area. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There are no campgrounds in the Pittsburgh, PA area so we thought we had hit a jackpot when we found the Mt. Top RV campground on Sun Mine Road in Tarentum PA. Well it's through Passport America, so we thought give it a try. The owners (Fran and Ed) are very nice and accommodating. There are hook ups for electricity and water. The place is primitive--up narrow lanes. They host an annual Blue grass festival to which, I understand, over July 4th they will pack in over 100 campers. Some people are rather permanently hooked up there while working in the area. Next to us were full time RV'ers with a big 5th wheel. There is no sewer hook up--the owner pumps the RV out when needed. It rained nearly every night while we were there and we worried about sinking. We could not level in the first spot he suggested, so fortunately he moved us to the next spot which had gravel. There was some gravel on our spot because, we learned later, the last motor home had sunk in the soggy ground. Ed, the handy owner, pulled it out with his tractor. There is no wi-fi. This is a big concern for us--we try to keep in touch on the RV road. We ended up frequenting the local library. Pittsburgh Valley Mills mall is about 7 miles away. I wouldn't be so brave in winter--the muddy roads would be too much! Some RV travelers pulled in and stayed overnight while we were there. It is very quiet and peaceful. It is a step up from parking lots with no cost. Access is not for the faint hearted. There are no shower houses nor public restrooms, so completing this survey was not applicable. The electric and water are the amenities. No store, no ice, no wi-fi. This is our first post to this forum although we have RV'd for many years. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here many times. The RV park is on a flattened hill and has beautiful views out the back, if you're on the outer edge of the park. It is quiet and dark. There is a "french drain" to empty gray water and the owner will come 'round and empty your black water at your request. We camp for a month at a time and have Passport America. The road up to the park is narrow and rough, but that's par for the course in Pennsylvania. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Passport America campground. Good price for the area but the only restrooms were 2 portapotties - no shower. Convenient to Pittsburgh and for the area, the view was good. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Stephanie Hochuli

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Up on a mountain top literally and the last 1/4 mile is one lane loose gravel twisting and turning. Flat open campground. I think they do bluegrass festivals at times. No easy way to determine where to park. All grass and very low hookups. No trees and the restrooms were way over to the side. An odd place. The road is enough to cause major heart failure. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

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