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“Spend the day here and may be more”

Ohiopyle State Park
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$50.00*
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Lower Yough Pennsylvania Escorted White Water Rafting
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Ohiopyle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The "Yough" provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. Other activites are biking the Great Allegheny Passage, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, picnicking, horsebacking riding, rock climbing, and hiking.
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Visited this place during the long weekend and liked it a lot. We visited only the cucumber falls and natural slides and realized that we needed to spend a lot more time here. To begin with, the cucumber falls is nice and a must visit - but you probably wont spend more than an hour here - max. The natural slides can take some more time based on whether you slide a few times or play with family in the water nearby. The rest of the park is very spread out and you need to drive out a bit. Also I am pretty sure camping out here would be great...just havent done it myself.

All in all definitely worth a visit

Thank NaveenNJ
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Natural wooded campsites not far from Ohiopyle's many attractions. We stayed here while visiting Kentuck Knob and Falling Water.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very nice view. Beautiful trails for family biking. Fall should be amazingly beautiful. A weekend trip is perfect for a family

Thank MMGYL
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Here is the down and dirty: the campground itself is back in the woods surrounded by tons of trees. However, the campsites really are on top of each other, well, 80% of them are. About 10% are pretty decent. We stayed in the walk-in sites. Site 111 is by far the nicest campsite in the entire campground. It's huge. You could easily set up 3 or 4 tents (depending on their size). There are 3 tables and seclusion on all sides but one. There is a stream running at the bottom of the hill right past your site. It's wonderful. However, you do have to hike there from your car - up a steep hill. It is 150 steps from door to campsite - it's worth it though. Do not stay in walk-in site 112, right next to 111. It is the size of a postage stamp and severely slanted. The other walk-in sites are pretty nice and fairly large, but, you do have to walk up a steep hill to get to them, hauling all of your gear with you. There are bathrooms at the top of the steep hill, but there are not showers in those bathrooms. You have to walk much further to get to bathrooms with showers. The bathrooms are pretty standard campground bathrooms - aka - kind of gross. Looks like they just spray them down with a hose to "clean" them. The showers are pretty standard campground showers, but there was hot water at all times! Overall there are a FEW decent campsites in the campground, too bad you don't know which ones are which until you arrive. The other sites that looked pretty decent were the pet-friendly sites, some of those were pretty secluded but also close to the bathrooms. DO: stay in the walk-in sites or pet-friendly sites for maximum seclusion. DON'T: forget to make a reservation, especially on holiday weekends.

4  Thank RoadLessTraveledd
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

my grandfather had a mountain retreat cabin in this area back in the 1960s, so I have fond memories of playing & swimming in this area. Fifty years ago, it was possible to traverse the rocks into the rapids (probably not smart)....now everything is cordoned off with fences & railings.

Thank Jeff H
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