Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA

Washington, Pennsylvania



Washington, Pennsylvania
Phone: (724) 225-7590

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $38 8/2015

Latitude: 40.16118
Longitude: -80.19706

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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 ?
  • 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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • 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

45 Reviews

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Flippitti

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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The 1.1 mile Vance Sation Rd to get to the park entrance is narrow and winding, full of blind curves with no shoulder. It feels much longer than it actually is, especially if you meet another vehicle coming from the other direction. There isn't a level spot in the entire campground. The park is on a hillside so some of the sites are terraced but none are level. I saw plenty of rigs with front wheels off the ground. Everything is on an incline so you have to go down the hill to get to the pool, camp store, showers and pool, then climb back up the hill to get to your rig. Nice big dogpark. The pool was open and being used. Check-in staff was helpful and friendly.

Our site had cigarette butts all over so they really don't clean the sites. The water hookup for every other site - the odd numbered sites - is on the wrong side. There's only one dumpster and it's at the bottom of the hill. Grass was cut but some trees need to be trimmed higher for tall rigs. They're not really big rig friendly and the road in is definitely not designed for big rigs. There isn't much in the area so for our overnight stay it was ok but I'd rather boondock in a parking lot than stay here again. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The right turn from Laboratory Rd to Vance Station Rd is a very sharp turn and not well marked.

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Cochise

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
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Road in from Interstate was not wide enough in some places for a pickup or SUV to pass our rig. A few had to back up. We were towing so couldn't. Campground roads/sites are very steep and unlevel. Had to raise both front wheels off ground and use "lego" blocks to level. Wife was a nervous wreck during entire trip in/out and during stay. Parks seem to forget that RVs may be much larger than when the park was built. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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Brad K

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $44.00
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We stayed at this campground for one night on the way out to Cedar Point in Ohio. The sites were very flat and level. Our site was long and flat enough for us to leave our 28' hooked up to our truck, and the camper remained quite level. However, the site was so incredibly narrow, there was almost no space to do anything. Each site was directly on top of the next one. Care needed to be taken when opening the slide so as not to encroach on the neighbor's site. The site was so small that the fire ring was in very close proximity to our tow vehicle and camper, where it was impossible to have a safe campfire. There was only one bathroom/shower. It was attached to the camp store, which was a long walk down a steep hill. There was no bath house near the actual camping areas. The pool looked okay at first, but when we jumped in, the water was dirty with lots of stuff floating around. We got right out. This place might be okay for a quick stop over. But we won't be going back to this one. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Micki517

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
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Not Big Rig friendly as advertised! The only road in and out is a mile of blind curves and narrow. The campground loop is a very narrow path with trees overhanging everywhere, making it a challenge to not scrape. Sites had level parts for shorter rigs, but we were off ground. But nice staff and clean park. Would be a nice location for smaller rigs. Not ideal for big rigs and especially if towing! We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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User3491

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
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The staff are very friendly and helpful. For a new 5th wheel owner, the narrow, hilly, winding road through a neighborhood was a little intimidating. It looks like they are making some improvements to the interior roads by paving them.Very hilly inside the park and rough at the exit. Our stay was fairly quiet although we could here the traffic from the highway. The sites are very tight - we were almost touching the picnic table in the site next to us when we let out our slides. Could not get the Wi-Fi to connect. We were in a 50 amp pull-through site with full hookups - it was level. The park was clean overall and we did not use any of the facilities. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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travelfool

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $38.00
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We arrived when it was raining so we expected the park to be wet. But what we didn't expect were all the potholes and rough roads. The check-in process was fast and friendly but the road to our site was up hill, to say the very least, and the road was very rough. The site was level enough and quiet, however the Internet was practically nonexistent. Then we had to make our way down the hill on another rough road when we checked out. We will not stop here again. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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jasper0803

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $38.00
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Interior roads are terrible,narrow and full of holes. Sites are not level. Getting to park is well marked by signs which is good as it is buried in the hill on steep narrow roads. The roads in the campground are very steep and could damage units if not VERY careful. The worst KOA I have ever seen. Not worth $10 per night. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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homey

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $37.00
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We followed the KOA website directions from I-70 East at exit 20 in a motorhome w/toad. The few signs for the KOA were very small and covered with tape. In fact, we thought the place really didn't exist after traveling several miles on very narrow roads. So narrow and tight at places that cars had to pull over twice to let us by. As others mentioned, the KOA site is on a really steep hill and the access road is in poor condition. The pull thru site we had was near level, but getting there was a bit white knuckle. The sites were quite close together and not really what I would consider good "camping" sites. No matter for us because we were simply there for an overnight stay. The staff was friendly and helpful with giving better directions to get back to the interstate. Bottom line... I don't want to be tough on this place because the staff was nice and the campground could be appealing to many. That said, in my opinion this is an okay place for travel trailers, pop ups, tents and generally speaking smaller RV's. I personally would not suggest this for larger motorhomes and I would never subject our motorhome to the risks on the narrow roads leading to this KOA or more specifically to the very steep, twisted and narrow roads within the KOA. Not worth the risk. The free Wi-Fi was weak and kicked us offline readily. I used our own system. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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plynnlinn001

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $42.00
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We have stayed at this park before but only because it is the only park in the area while visiting family/friends. It has not changed in 4 years, still pricey, interior roads are still bad and restrooms are still old. No cable TV, very slow WiFi. Mostly monthly campers due to work going on in the area. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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tuffee1

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $42.00
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Hilly steep roads, narrow too. Site OK but on hillside not terraced very well; therefore, not level. Full hookup; however, water on wrong side. We carry a 50 ft. hose on reel so OK for us. Walked down hill to the restrooms when taking a walk around the property & it was clean. Staff nice. Store nice. Washington downtown was lots of fun. Very quiet park and would stay here again. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Bells 412

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

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $42.00
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Was unimpressed by the KOA in general, from the steep hills to the terrible roads inside the park. The pool was well kept, and I liked that they had a fenced in dog park, although the entire property, including the dog park, was on a steep grade. The dumpster was at the bottom of the hill and walking back up was a nightmare, so much so that we decided to drive to the office/pool/dumpster any time we needed to. The gravel roads weren't in very good shape and the sites were an average size. Well suited for an overnight stay, not a week long or even weekend camping trip in my opinion. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Oakman

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $38.00
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The two lane road to the park is very narrow. My real issue was with the road within the park. The road is uphill and in need of repair. A sign near the top where the road turns sharply warns you to maintain your speed because of the loose rock they call a road. Wi-Fi signal was weak and very slow. Sites are very close together and required some leveling. Restrooms and showers were clean but dated. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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User829

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $38.00
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Good hookups, the interior roads require attention. Restrooms and showers are getting old. This park needs attention. It is good for an overnight stay. We were comfortable here. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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followin' the sun

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
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Getting in and out of the campground is on basically a one lane road. The roads in the campground itself are in poor shape. The Wi-Fi is not that good and has a terrible signal. The sites are very close together. This place is okay for an overnight stay and it is close to Pittsburgh and the southwest part of the state. That's the only reason I give it a 4. The office was closed from 11 am to 1 pm everyday. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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3540sd

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $38.00
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Stayed just one night. Signage is poor on 40 & very few signs on narrow road leading to campground. Would not attempt in the dark. Roads within park need upgrading very badly. Go slow or one could damage their rig. We will stay elsewhere if we come this way again. We are full timers & have stayed in a lot of very nice campgrounds in the last 12 years we have been doing this, at half the cost. We camped at Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in a Motorhome.

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