The best camping near Ohiopyle State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ohiopyle State Park adventure.

The best camping near Ohiopyle State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ohiopyle State Park adventure.

Camping near Ohiopyle State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ohiopyle State Park adventure.

Hiking, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting? Pick your challenge at Ohiopyle.  

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Bear Run Farms

5 sites · Lodging, Tents130 acres · Mount Storm, WV
We recently received a 2024 GLAMPY Award and we're ranked 3rd Best camping and glamping destination in the USA!! Our property features a pristine private blue water lake with a glamping cabin available lakeside, overlooking the water as well as many forested and lakeside tent and RV sites available as well. There is an abundance of local hiking trails, some with waterfalls, scenic train rides, 3 large lakes within 40 min for boating and fishing, horseback riding nearby, or just take in the relaxing natural beauty of our sites and immerse yourself in nature! Farm fresh eggs available! Fresh linens and towels provided in cabins!
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Abrams Creek Campground/Retreat

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Mt. Storm, WV
Abrams Creek is like camping in a nature preserve, rather than in a commercial campground.  On our campground, there are no generators, loud electronics, or other things that would distract from appreciating the sights and sounds of this pristine natural environment.   And this is always a great place to beat the heat! We have a mountain climate; the peak temperature most days in the summer is in the high 70's or very low 80's, and at night, temperatures go down to about 60.  You'll be breathing cool, clean, fresh mountain air all day long! Hot showers are included, and all sanitary facilities are *sterilized* between guests.  We have taken every measure to safeguard your health! We are located in the mountainous Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. Our vision is an environmentally conscious, eco-friendly campground developed in harmony with nature. We are not only a business, but also serve as an anchor for others who want to live more simply and close to the earth. The concept of rural revitalization means reinventing rural life so that it is economically sound, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally satisfying. Ask any of our staff if you would like to learn more about this!
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Willow Hollow Glamping

5 sites · Lodging144 acres · Flintstone, MD
Welcome to our beautiful 144 acre farm! It’s quiet and peaceful here. We have several miles of groomed hiking trails and a stocked fishing pond. Tents are drive in access away from the house. There are 4 tents total, but they are all far apart for your privacy. Observe the abundant wildlife or sit and watch some of the many farm animals. Located between two state parks. Each tent has it's own toilet tent and a solar camp shower. We have a coffee station on the front porch of the house in the mornings. There's axe throwing and two boats available for use. We sell firewood onsite. Tents are ideally set up for 2 adults (queen sized bed), but families are very welcome! You can bring air mattresses or sleeping bags for kids.
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Sleepy Hollow Campground

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Grantsville, MD
This property and farm has been in our family for 3 generations. In 1964 my grandfather started the campground due to limited camping at New Germany. My father tells stories of it being filled with guests all summer long! Over the years there was few upgrades and now it's in need of a facelift. Landscaping, electric upgrades and bathhouse remodels were completed Spring 2021. We will continue to renovate in phases it's been a labor of love, but you can still see the beauty of this rural location and enjoy the peace and quiet. Hope you enjoy your stay. Lots of trees, shade and nature. It's located near New Germany State Park, 1.5 miles by car, less than a mile by foot. The state park has a lake and hiking trails. Garrett County has so much to offer, waterfalls, lakes, hiking, skiing, Amish gifts, history, fresh air, beautiful scenery. The campground was first started in 1964 by my grandparents, we are currently completing renovations in phases.
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Happy Camper Campground (BaitShack)

6 sites · Lodging, Tents1 acre · Grafton, WV
Experience a camping getaway right along the scenic Tygart River, nestled at the base of the Dam. Enjoy the convenience of modern amenities including flush toilets and running water. We offer a limited number of tent campsites for your comfort. Additionally, you can opt to rent the charming Pallet House on a daily or weekly basis. In the near future, we will be delighted to provide bait, firewood, snacks, and refreshing beverages for purchase. It's important to note that alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed within the designated campsites. To enhance your camping experience, there's no need to go through a check-in process upon arrival. Simply make your way directly to your campsite and start enjoying the tranquility of nature. Our camping spot is also fondly referred to as The Bait Shack.
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Cooper's Whitewater Hideout

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
This special and hidden place is the perfect hideaway along the West Virginia border with Maryland, just 15 minutes from Morgantown. It is perfect for anyone looking to fish, paddle, ski, hike, hunt, etc. . . and just get away from it all! This land has been developed for easy access and insulated serenity. The property is within a gated development with plentiful waterfront access along Laurel Run and Big Sandy Creek (multiple community parks exist including a waterfall hike to Wonder Falls). The strong 5G cell coverage here is great for hot-spotting. There are more than 20,000 acres of public lands within minutes of this campsite, come check this place out and enjoy a campfire away from it all! For River Runners: This site is within 5 minutes to the Lower Big Sandy, 30 minutes to the Cheat, 30 minutes to the Upper Yough, and 45 minutes to the Lower Yough. Also check out Highwater Hobbies in Bruceton Mills for all your gear needs: https://www.highwaterhobbies.com/ For Hikers: the gates of this development are located along the Allegheny Trail for more information see https://www.hikethealleghenytrail.org/
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Hidden valley camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Bedford, PA
Pitch your tent, park your RV, or sleep under the stars in this tranquil and private campsite surrounded by ten acres of forest for you to explore. Enjoy the deer and abundant wildlife as you hike the mountain trails or relax by the firepit. If you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from the hustle of everyday life, this is it. Looking for some fun by the water? Beautiful Lake Gordon and Lake Koon are less than one mile away for fishing and kayaking, or take a bike ride and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Historic downtown Cumberland, MD is just a short drive away, with shops, restaurants, train rides, and beautiful mountain views. Check out the canal towpath and Great Allegheny Passage for ample hiking and biking. Rocky Gap State Park is also nearby, offering hiking, swimming, boating, and a large state of the art casino. On your way back, don't forget to grab a handcrafted brew or listen to some live music at 1812 Brewery, just a ten minute drive from camp. For over 20 years our family has enjoyed the peace, quiet, and wildlife of the mountain we call home, and we can't wait to share it with you!! FYI: - Firewood and farm fresh eggs are available from your hosts. Don't hesitate to reach out. We'll deliver! - One kayak and one canoe are available for rent, however trasportation is not provided at this time. Contact your hosts for details. - A picnic table, fire pit, and port-a-john are available at the campsite for your use. -Please note, the campsite is located off a dirt road. Four wheel drive is recommended but not required. - Hunting is prohibited at the campsite and the surrounding 10 acres, however hunters may be present in other areas of the mountain during the fall. Always be aware of your surroundings. - Wifi is not available, however there is adequate cell phone reception for all common carriers. -As always, leave no trace. A dumpster is available along the road for disposing of your trash as you leave. Enjoy your stay!
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Ohiopyle Camping @ Benner's

3 sites · Lodging, Tents130 acres · Farmington, PA
Welcome to Benner's Meadow Run Campground! We are a spacious campground tucked in the beautiful, lush Laurel Highlands of western PA. Our tent sites are mostly secluded and private with plenty of room for you to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and/or loved ones. Benner's has a myriad of fun activities and on-site amenities for your enjoyment. Our amenities include a swimming pool, a beautiful NEW bathhouse with hot showers, mini golf, communal fire pits, arcade, store with ice cream and drinks, fishing ponds, and much more. The amenities are open during the camping season from May through October. Tent camping is available year round too (for you cold weather people). We are located near Ohiopyle State Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob!
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WonderWoods Camping at Rocky Gap

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Flintstone, MD
Surrounded by Rocky Gap State Park, you have the best of all worlds -- camping with creature comforts on private property with 4 acres of woodlands, meadows and orchards, with walkable access to over 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and swimming, hike to kayak/canoe/paddleboard rental on Lake Habeeb and great nature programs by park staff, plus golf course and casino at the Rocky Gap Resort. Historic downtown Cumberland, MD is just a 12-min drive away, with supermarkets, shops, restaurants, train rides and beautiful mountain views. Check out the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage for hiking and biking. FYI: - Hot-water showers, flush toilets and an equipped kitchenette with small fridge, coffeemaker and microware are available for your use. - A picnic table, fire pit, and two Adirondack chairs are available at each campsite for your use. - Wifi available. - Farm fresh eggs are available for purchase from your hosts. - Plentiful firewood, available on a pay-what-you-will basis. Enjoy your stay!
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Aspinwall Peak Park N' Stay Drive

1 site · RV1 acre · Pittsburgh, PA
Park in a tranquil neighborhood with convenient amenities within walking or a short driving distance. Enjoy the ease of entering and exiting from this 44x21-foot private parking spot. If you're planning an extended stay, have your mail sent directly to you. We can also supply non-potable water (via a long hose) and a 20-amp extension cord. Nearby Amenities: Grocery store Movie theaters Various casual to high-end dining options Multiple chain clothing and home stores. Experience the convenience of our location while enjoying a peaceful retreat.
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White House Cabins

8 sites · Lodging120 acres · Uniontown, PA
Learn more about this land: We are at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains. 30 minute drive to white water rafting , famous Ohiopyle State Park.Falling Waters and Fort Necessity are easily accessed
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Cheat View Outpost

4 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Masontown, WV
On the edge of Cheat CanyonLearn more about this land:Several romote tent sites to choose from close to stream and trails Room for campers in meadow
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The best camping near Ohiopyle State Park guide

Overview

About

With 20,500 acres of rugged woodlands, waterfalls, and rambling rivers on the southern cusp of the Laurel Highlands—Ohiopyle State Park is bursting with outdoor adventures. The Youghiogheny River Gorge has some of the busiest whitewater rafting runs east of the Mississippi with class III and IV rapids. Hiking trails total 79 miles, including the 27-mile multi-use Youghiogheny River Trail, shared by bikers and cross-country skiers. Need more options? How about rock climbing, horseback riding, sledding, or snowmobiling? Seasonal camping is available at the Kentuck Campground, which also has camping cottages, yurts, and 27 walk-in, tent-only sites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 207 campsites, six cottages, and four yurts via the Pennsylvania State Parks website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open 11 months in advance; cottages and yurts must be reserved a minimum of three days in advance.
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially if visiting during peak season (June to September) or on holiday weekends. Aim to book at least three months in advance; more for cottages and yurts.

When to go

Millions of visitors come to Ohiopyle State Park each year, and crowds are inevitable at popular trails and viewpoints—avoid summer and holiday weekends if you want to dodge the masses. Camping is seasonal at Ohiopyle, and Kentuck Campground opens from April through mid-December. The main whitewater rafting season is April to October, but the falls are only open when the area is staffed, so check dates in advance. 

Know before you go

  • Ohiopyle State Park is about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh or about a 75-minute drive away. PA 381 runs through the park.
  • There are no admission fees for Pennsylvania state parks, but campsite booking fees apply. 
  • Facilities include a visitor center, restrooms, picnic areas, and an electric car charging station.
  • Fires are only permitted in grills and fire rings.
  • You can bring your own non-powered watercraft to the Youghiogheny River, but restrictions apply. Guided whitewater rafting tours are available for all levels. 
  • ADA-accessible campsites, cottages, yurts, and restrooms are available, in addition to some accessible trails and viewpoints.

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