Ohiopyle State Park
Open: Open from the beginning of March to late December
Number of Sites: 226
Located primarily in Fayette County, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains. The focal point of the area is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-GAY-nee] River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park. The "Yough" [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U. S. as well as spectacular scenery. Surrounding Ohiopyle Falls is the Falls Day Use Area, the central point for the casual visitor. This area provides parking, modern restrooms, gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms with magnificent scenery.
Camping: modern sites, some with electricity Kentuck Campground is open from the beginning of March to late December. There are 226 campsites, 27 of which are walk-ins that have more privacy but require a short hike from the vehicle to the campsite. All campsites have a picnic table, fire ring and parking space, and the campground has washhouses with hot water and flush toilets, four children’s play areas, and a sanitary dumping station. A few campsites have electric hookups and more are planned for the future. There are three platform tents. These pre-pitched tents have electric hookups, dining canopy, bunk beds, mattresses, picnic tables, and fire ring. Advance reservations are required to insure campsite availability. Four yurts sleep five people and are equipped with bunk beds, table, microwave, refrigerator, stove top, picnic table, and fire ring.
Camping Cottages: These rustic, wooden structures have electric lights and outlets, windows and heater. A cottage sleeps five people in a single bunk and a single/double bunk.
Organized Group Tenting: Qualified adult and youth groups may use this area which is equipped with picnic tables, grills, fire rings and shower house. Groups may use a 20-person, 40-person or multiple sites for larger gatherings. The area is open from March 1 to November 1. Advance reservations are recommended.
Hiking - Biking - Trail Biking - Horseback Riding - Picnicking - Fishing - Hunting - Waterslides - Wildlife Watching - Cross-country Skiing - Sledding - Snowmobiling - Organized Group Tenting - Camping Cottages - Camping - Scale of River Difficulty - Whitewater Boating
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