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Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground

Tarentum, Pennsylvania


873 Sun Mine Rd
Tarentum, Pennsylvania 15084
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 158
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.657706093638
Longitude: -79.80185508728

Elevation: 1075' (approximate)
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 yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • 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
Recreation
  • 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 no
  • 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

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

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our time here. We were a little hesitant because the reviews here were less than stellar, however it's the closest RV park near Pittsburgh so we went ahead and booked. If you're thinking about it like we were, do yourself a favor and book here. You'll be glad you did. Thankfully we did because we thought the campsite was great! The sites were not on top of each other, they were level, and we got one of the cool "rim" sites that overlooks the valley. It made for beautiful scenery and the sunsets were gorgeous there. The hosts (who own and live on the property) were extremely nice and accommodating. There are only water and 20/30/50 amp hookups at each site but there is a truck that comes around on Wednesdays to empty your black tank. There is a gray tank dump that is readily available at each site so that's really nice since we don't fill our black tank nearly as fast as we do our gray. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 25

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

We stayed 4 nights. Paid $45/night. No tax. No other fees. The reservation process was odd - had to call to reserve then go online to pay deposit via paypal. The public road to the CG isn't too bad - just curvy. What's bad is the 1/8 mile driveway into the CG which is a dusty mess. Our motorhome and jeep were covered in dust afterwards and I mean covered. There is a sign at the top to call a phone number which we did. Soon thereafter the owner drives up in a golf cart and conducts the check-in right there running our credit card through his cell phone gadget. We were led to our rim site and it was explained that our gray water would dump into a hose that drained down the mountainside. Huh? We pulled nose in and ran hoses under our motorhome in order to have the view from our large windshield. The DH hosed down the MH and Jeep even though we knew the same dust-mare would happen going back down the driveway. We were all set-up and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The next day was warm and sunny. We quickly realized we had power issues because our a/c's couldn't run - not even a single a/c. We called. The owner came by and got a little defensive. He said he wasn't aware of power issues at our site. He offered to move us to an interior (non-rim) site which he thought would provide better power. We moved and he was right. The power was fine but now we had no view. If there is any sort of office or bathhouse or laundry, we looked and never saw it. The dump station is very narrow making it difficult (but do-able) for big rigs. There are porta-pottys in the field which smell awful even from afar. I didn't go near one. We could hear gun shots during the day so there must be a gun range nearby. Stargazing was excellent. We were underwhelmed by this CG and feel the pricing is ridiculous for what you get (or don't get - remember there is no sewer hook-up). We would stay somewhere else next time even if it meant a longer drive to the city. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Enjoy a sandwich at the famous Primanti Brothers in the Strip District. Check out Bicycle Heaven if you have any interest in bikes (it's free - voluntary donation requested). Visit Heinz Museum which has anything and everything related to the City of Pittsburgh. It's very well organized. Ride the bike path (drive your bikes to Millvale Riverfront Park and ride South from there). Downtown is great. Love the bridges and ballpark.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost is for Passport America. Place very neat. We were in a campground, number 45, which had been recently set up (gravel, curb boards, water, electric meter). People at campground friendly, efficient and pleasant. Saw dump station with a large class A using it. Narrow but very accessible. There are ups and downs on the 908 and entrance road up and winding then gravel. But all very accessible just take you time. And so nice, quiet and cool up here on the mountain.

This is a wonderful quiet place to stay unless there is an event. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Use Exit 16, NOT 14 off route 28 to get to campground.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 37

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

Not a lot of choices in this area. This park is WAY overpriced at $45 per night. No activities here. The sites were level gravel with W/E only. Big rigs have "fun" trying to navigate the dump site through the trees. The only "facilities" here were a few portable toilets scattered about the park. The roads to the park are rough, steep, but navigable. The main driveway is dirt/gravel and a bit rough. My main gripe is their continued use of their website. It boasts a very large and modern gym on the premises, with pictures. There is no gym. The owner said someone "hacked/pirated" their website & posted the gym info with a link to redirect the user to the hackers. She said they were trying to steal her customers. Why she does not discontinue her site and start a new one is beyond me. But she now benefits from the bogus info as it would be a nice draw for customers to the campground. All fishy... We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Downtown Pittsburgh 30 minutes away

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We were lucky we couldn't get a site at another campground. We really enjoyed this park. It's easy in, easy out. Convenient, good utilities. The sites are all nice, with shade. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park your rig to get the best view if you have an extension for electric. The drive up to Mountain Top is rather steep and rough but can be negotiated even with a tow. No transient sewer sites. Getting to the dump station is a bit tricky; unhook your toad before using it. A honey wagon comes around on Wednesdays. 50 amp electric had full voltage; a staffer said earlier problem has been fixed. Follow the camp's directions and use Exit 16 from Route 28. GPS/Maps will have you exit at No. 14 and put you on a narrow, hilly and twisting route. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Pittsburgh is an easy 30-minute drive away.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have commented, there are no other RV options in the Pittsburgh area. That said, we have been visiting annually for over 8 years and are very glad to have Mt Top, new family of owners are doing their best. They have added 19 spaces and gravel to several perimeter sites. Yes, it needs sewer or greater availability of pump outs than weekly. Perhaps they will arrange that. Certainly the dump access and egress is rough. This trip I noticed many tenters/several RV campers use the shower in the basement of the home. I used the laundry this visit for a load of sheets, it was ok. For all the rigs, perhaps they could add laundry machines and showers, but it will take time. The sites are level and it is a gorgeous setting overlooking the valley. Very safe and secure. Spacious. The access road Sun Mine is owned by the county so not under control of the RV site owners. The owners are very helpful and cordial. They set up a table in the basement for books swaps and free stuff. We replaced our coffeemaker while there and donated the one we had which was too small for us. As I said, it is the only place around and they are doing their best, it will take time. They get filled for events like the recent US Open, Steelers games, concerts, etc. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Pittsburgh, Mills Mall, restaurants

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

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

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

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This campsite is about 15 minutes from the quaint town of Saxonburg; 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh; about 8-10 minutes off of route 28. Pittsburgh Mills (15 minute drive) is the closest large shopping complex with Home Depot, Walmart, Macy's, Best Buy, an indoor mall and several restaurants that include Olive Garden, Steak N' Shake, Longhorn Steak House, Smokey Bones, Applebees, and many more.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 33

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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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 4

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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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
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: 23
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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