Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
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  • Sharon C
    York, Pennsylvania125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ll be back
    Rode the Great Allegheny Passage through the Ohiopyle state park. Gorgeous park, great well-maintained trail, beautiful views. On our return trip after a category 2 tornado hit, we were very impressed by how quickly the park staff were out there clearing the trail, cutting up downed trees, and getting debris off the trail.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Michael H
    Frederick, Maryland98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful River Falls and Visitors Center
    We visited the park and visitors center before our visit to Fallingwater. The visitor's center was really complete and provides a great history of the area. Based on the history and available things to do, it looks a great place to camp and explore.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Mark W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    gret little gem
    one of my favorite state parks, a little out of the way, but worth the drive . I have been there in the spring and fall, both were beautiful times of the year. if you want a great spot or you want to take a pet, you will need to make reservation a year in advanced
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Soexcited_Tx
    Fort Worth, Texas1,488 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery
    This park is beautiful. We brought our dog and went on a short hike. The gift shop was open. We enjoyed a delightful lunch and bought cute sweatshirts. They also have clean restrooms. Highly recommend!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Designer
    Indiana655 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature and Beauty Everywhere
    We have just learned about this amazing area. Beautiful area with so much to offer people of all ages. We initially were coming for the "Falling Water " tour by FLW. To our surprise there are two homes to tour. Kentuck Knob which was amazing too. The hiking and terrain of the area is really a sight to see. Waterfalls abound this area and being that we were here only for a few days it was overwhelming. Could have stayed a week and still not seen it all. We rented a beautiful lodge and enjoyed the home after our daily activities. Some trails were not walkable as flood flash warnings but the rivers and streams were overflowing and we were happy to witness the powerful flows. What a gem of a place. We saw a different river when we first arrived as the rapids and rainfall were spectaculor. Scary actually in some ways as did not want to get to close. Rapids were higher than 5 I believe.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
  • Sanna
    Finland834 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location for day hikes
    Ohiopyle was a hood destination for some day hiking. We saw waterfalls, checked out the visitor center for some history and maps, hiked the Baughman Trail (very steep) to the Baughman Rock (excellent view) and walked around the river on both sides. It was also fascinating to check out the old train tracks and the bridge. During our visit there was some kind of event and loud live music, which we fortunately couldn't hear on the trails. Would definitely recommend Ohiopyle for anyone who wants to do longer day hikes or maybe even spend a night – otherwise I don't think it's a great destination for camping. Visiting during the leaves changing was an added bonus.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2024
  • RetiredTravelerTN
    Nashville, Tennessee3,917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Ohiopyle Falls
    Research the trails in the park before arrival and be ready to accept the opportunities that the weather will allow. The visitor center and Ohiopyle Falls are directly across the street from the businesses of the small town. On a sunny afternoon in May, we found the Youghiogheny River flowing rapidly providing great views at the falls. The visitor center has a nice display on the lower floor. Parking is limited at trail heads which requires good planning and flexibility. Ohiopyle State Park is a worthwhile stop on a trip to southwestern Pennsylvania. While in the area, we found the tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, Fallingwater, to be extremely interesting. We also enjoyed a stop at King's Covered Bridge on county road 653.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2024
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Dutch Kayaker
Hamilton, NJ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Parking is the biggest issue when planning a trip to downtown Ohiopyle. They are presently expanding the parking lot size but my recommendation is if you are planning a rafting excursion or kayaking trip on the Youghiogheny River, plan to get there early in the morning. Parking is at a premium there and trying to find a parking spot near the company you're taking the tour with will be difficult. We had an 11am appointment for the rafting trip and we were lucky to find parking directly in the Wilderness Voyageurs parking lot. I highly recommend this company for the guided trip down the river - they were excellent and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 21 July 2020
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rescueagreyhound
Akron, OH482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
Site 34. Electric only. This site is level, shaded and very spacious. For those tent camping be advised that the pad is rough gravel. With that being said, a tarp under the tent took care of that. The playground is one spot down. If your looking for a quite spot, this is not it.
The bathrooms are close, clean and have a dishwashing station. The water pressure is amazing. However, the one thing I found funny is every time someone flushed the toilets the shower pressure would fluctuate. There are 2 private shower stalls, each with a bench and 3 pegs to hang things. Unfortunately, there is not a curtain to divide the changing area and shower, this allows water to soak the floor and bench.
During our stay we did not have issues with mesquites. Despite that plus, the ticks are out of control. We would find ticks everywhere. Just sitting around the fire, walking around the site became an all out tick check. Can’t be to upset with this, it is camping in nature.
The campground is near all the local attractions; waterfalls, restaurants, Laurel Caverns, Fallingwater house, and many other site seeing places. Have dinner early, because local restaurants do close at 7pm and most are closed on Wednesdays.
Overall, nice campground and area for a weeks stay.
Written 24 June 2022
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Kirby E
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We camped at Ohiopyle State Park during the first week of August, 2020. The campground is covered by a canopy of very tall trees which were beautiful. The only downside was the dark atmosphere even on a sunny day. We experienced at least a handful of pop-up torrential downpours which seems to be common during the summer months in this area so be prepared for that! There are some great trails...The Ferncliff Peninsula, Cucumber Falls, and Meadow Run were all beautiful and the latter two can be done as a 5 mile combination. Ohiopyle the town nearby is quaint with a spectacular view of the Ohiopyle Waterfall and there are a few nice, little restaurants and shops. We did not participate in the white water rafting which is popular in this area due to having our dog with us, but from what we could see it looked like a worthwhile experience! Bike rentals are another fun option in town with multiple long, bike-friendly trails around the area.
Written 10 August 2020
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215rvfamily
Pennsburg, PA17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
First it rained so our site was all muddy because there was hardly any stone left on our site. Then they had all kinds of water issues. We specifically booked a site right across from the bathroom so we didn’t have to go far. We were there from Thursday night until Monday morning. At this park you get your water and do your dishes inside the bath house. The water was brown all weekend so you really couldn’t use it for drinking. The toilets and showers were also brown. Friday night we noticed the park rangers running around trying to fix something but we weren’t sure what. Our bath house was like grand central station with people who kept driving to it. We later found out that a water main broke and they had closed some of the other bath houses. My husband found clean water in only one bath house in the whole campground. Sunday we came back from biking the gap trail and I went to get a shower in our bath house and it was locked. We had to drive all the way to the top of the campground to one of the two bath houses that were still open but only one had clear water. So that meant every time we needed the bathroom or you had to do dishes you had to go all the way up there. We were told they just discovered more leaks in our bath house and that’s why they closed it. I think they knew the leaks were there earlier but they couldn’t possible close all those bathrooms on a full weekend. Each bath house has only three stalls and two showers so imagine having only two bath houses open for a full campground. Then to top it off the train goes through all night blowing it’s horn. We loved Ohiopyle but will not camp here again. One of the worst state park campgrounds we have stayed at.
Written 16 July 2021
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Sanna
Finland834 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Ohiopyle was a hood destination for some day hiking. We saw waterfalls, checked out the visitor center for some history and maps, hiked the Baughman Trail (very steep) to the Baughman Rock (excellent view) and walked around the river on both sides. It was also fascinating to check out the old train tracks and the bridge. During our visit there was some kind of event and loud live music, which we fortunately couldn't hear on the trails.
Would definitely recommend Ohiopyle for anyone who wants to do longer day hikes or maybe even spend a night – otherwise I don't think it's a great destination for camping. Visiting during the leaves changing was an added bonus.
Written 18 June 2024
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chemie71
Pittsburgh, PA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
It's been several years since we were at Ohiopyle, so we decided to visit after a rain to chase some waterfalls in the area. Highly recommend the Jonathan Run Falls Trail. Be sure to take the side hikes to 2 other waterfalls! We had such a great times and the waterfalls were flowing nicely after the rain. Everyone goes to Cucumber Falls because it's easy to get to, so it gets crowded. Get off the beaten path and enjoy the less popular hikes and take in what the park has to offer. You won't be disappointed!
Written 23 June 2021
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Sharon C
York, PA125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Rode the Great Allegheny Passage through the Ohiopyle state park. Gorgeous park, great well-maintained trail, beautiful views. On our return trip after a category 2 tornado hit, we were very impressed by how quickly the park staff were out there clearing the trail, cutting up downed trees, and getting debris off the trail.
Written 26 August 2023
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Bubviv
Dublin, Ireland686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Stunning cascades, can be viewed immediately when you arrive at the visitor centre parking lot. Wooden platforms give elevation and you can snap photos of the falls with ease and safety. The visitor centre itself is wonderful and has a viewing gallery one floor down where you can view the falls from a different perspective.
Really really enjoyed our visit here. It was off-peak season (December) so it was calm and peaceful. Got to take our time and got great photos. Nearby are some other falls that you can either drive up to or take a short hike. Can't imagine what the views would be like if we had come in the fall when all the trees still had their golden leaves.
Written 8 December 2022
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ChrisH
Frederick, MD524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Two adults visited Ohiopyle State Park for an afternoon in mid-May 2023 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Visitor Center has a fantastic location for viewing the (small) Ohiopyle falls and has a very nice exhibit center on its lower level. The rangers at the desk suggested a trail hike on the Ferncliff Peninsula that wouldn’t overtax two seniors. The trail along the river’s edge was a bit much with the rocks and mud but the two interior peninsula trails were both easy and very pretty with lots of wildflowers blooming. It is unfortunate that the rhododendron were not in bloom as they must be spectacular, as must the fall foliage in the entire area. We only had time for a small part of the park but it is certainly worth a visit.
Written 3 June 2023
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krista k
Potomac, MD11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
We camped at the State Park. It's a beautiful setting but if you are a light sleeper, don't camp there. Every night 5 trains passed through the valley and tooted their horns as they approached Ohiopyle. The sound carried up the valley to the camp and it sounded as if the trains were right there. Also, there was no camp host and a group of young people camping near us partied until 1 am even though the camp quiet hours are 9 pm - 8 am.
Written 6 June 2021
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