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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Ferns in the Forest

3 sites · Lodging, RVs32 acres · Farmington, PA
Learn more about this land: This wooded area is 5 miles away from the Ohiopyle State Park whitewater launch area and GAP bike trail. We are less than 9 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's Classic Fallingwater and about 8 miles from Kentuck Knob one of the last resident homes he designed (both are open for tours). Fort Necessity National Battlefield is 5 miles away. There are numerous native trout streams in the area. Youghiogheny Reservoir is 7 miles away for fishing, boat rentals, and water-sports. The Fern House is the primary camp cabin on the property in 2024. Although if someone would want to park a "self contained" camper or small RV on the property we would permit the unit to occupy the area in front of the driveway just pass the entrance gate. It is not within the ferns and is next to the road. There is an electrical outlet available at this small RV or van camper site. We are "nice pet" friendly. We have a mountain spring (when the spring is running) up the trail road (450 feet away). The ferns will normally be in full glory by the end of May to the beginning of October and are amazing, covering the forest floor. Deer, bear, wild turkey, fox, chipmunks, squirrels and many woodland birds abound the property especially owls. A picnic table, fire ring and firewood is available on the property. Free WiFi on the property as long as the plant life is not too thick! There is a mile hiking loop right on the property and many challenging trails in the area, including the starting point for the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
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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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Ohiopyle Camping @ Benner's

2 sites · 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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The Blue Canoe

147 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Connellsville, PA
The Blue Canoe The Blue Canoe is a magical place. Just say “Youghiogheny” three times and Pennsylvania’s most perfect campsite will appear before you. If you can’t pronounce Youghiogheny, just book us online. Still magical, because we sit right between the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. So every campsite comes with a view of the trail or river. We know you want to get right to the fun part, so we make the getting settled part painless and easy. Bring your own accommodations and enjoy options for hookups. Or stay in one of our full-service, deluxe cabins. Camp your way!
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Nanny’s Rustic Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Smithton, PA
This Adult only camping site is located on a small farm in a rural Westmoreland County setting and offers the view of the surrounding farmlands. This 10+ acres includes a farmhouse, stable and outside facilities including: hot tub, lounge chairs, secluded back deck, picnic tables with propane grills, 3 private toilets, a sink, two urinals, and don’t forget about the 2 private outdoor showers. All of this comes with a great view of the area. You are literary in the midst of a corn field and able to interact with farm animals that will add to this retreat experience. Remember this is an Adult only camping site which includes visitors. If you forget linens, pillows, towels, pillows etc these can be rented for a small fee. Each cabin has a full size bed with a mattress cover. You can also purchase fire wood as each site has an outdoor fire circle.
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Camping At The Creek.

9 sites · RVs2 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
Located 2.5 miles off of I-68 Bruceton Mills Exit #23. Three full hook up RV sites. 30A, or 50A Electric, Water, Sewage. RV’s only. (Only 1 RV per site.) Site size 24’ x 72' Back in only. Maximum of 8 people per site. No Bathroom, or shower facilities onsite. Fire pit rings on all sites. Picnic tables on all sites. Campfire wood onsite available for purchase. Onsite Playground. Access from campsite to Big Sandy Creek. Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing with proper state licensing. Kayak and Canoe rental in the town of Bruceton Mills, WV. on Big Sandy Creek. 5 minutes away. (Not affiliated with Camping at the Creek.) Approx. 20 Minutes to Youghiogheny River and Lake. Approx. 20 Minutes to Cheat River. White Water Rafting, Kayaking Canoeing, Hiking. Approx. 30 Minutes to Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands. Approx. 30 Minutes to Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking. Allegany Rail Trail System. Approx. 30 Minutes to Deep Creek Lake in Western MD. Approx. 30 Minutes to Western MD Rail trails. Approx. 15 Minutes to Coopers Rock State Park. Approx. 20 Minutes to Cheat Lake. Approx. 15 Minutes to Forbes State Forest in Pennsylvania.
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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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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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Tent camping along the Yough river.

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Perryopolis, PA
READ BEFORE BOOKING. WE STRICTLY ENFORCE ALL RULES. YOU MUST ADHERE TO ALL RULES OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FORM PROPERTY BY STATE POLICE. All the sites are located with in walking distance next to the famed boat rental Hazelbakers! Our sites are on or near the Yough Riverbank. Although the train runs near by a few times a day, it will hardly be noticed while you are enjoying the beauty of the area. The Allegheny Passage bike trail runs nearby across the river. You can access it using the Layton bridge that crosses the river over our property. We have a very strict no asshole policy. If you are an asshole or plan to bring an asshole with you please go camp at the KOA. Camping is not an all night or two day tailgate party, hooping it up, drinking or doing drugs all night on your weekend off with 20 of your friends. Camping at our sites should be calm and relaxing. Other campers and people in general should not have to hear you, your music, or your fun and you should not have to hear theres. We have a strict no generator rule, no guns, no fire works, no amplified or loud music and again no assholes. Your neighbor may not like your music. If you must listen to music use head phones. Please do not leave any thing at the site when leaving and leave it better than you found it. The boat rental store sales snacks, ice and bait. It does not sell wood or large water bottles. Campers should bring water. We do not have showers but do have running hot and cold water in the change rooms at the boat rental. Port-a-pottys are near by. Please use them. Do not poop in the woods and leave your shit paper laying there. That's gross.
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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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Rustic Paradise

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
Secluded camping near Big Sandy Creek, close to Cheat Lake. If you are looking to unwind, you have found the perfect place. Whether you prefer the comfort of an RV or the rustic charm of a tent, we’ve got you covered. Our spacious RV site offers electricity. For the adventurous souls, our tent sites provide the ideal setting to immerse yourself in nature. Sit back and enjoy the outdoors and the sound of babbling waters. Enjoy your days hiking along the river, and your evenings sitting by the campfire. Our camp is located in a gated community and is only a short 5-minute walk to the community common area where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Big Sandy Creek and picnic areas that are ideal for get-togethers, and family getaways. Embark on exhilarating hikes on scenic trails, discover waterfalls and refreshing waterholes that provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. With unparalleled natural beauty and endless opportunities, your perfect camping getaway awaits. Book your camping adventure today. A limited cell signal depends on your network provider in this area. Please plan accordingly. Of course pets are welcome, they are family. Pictures provided include camp sites and community common areas. Close to Coopers Rock State Park, Cheat Lake, and Morgantown. 45 minutes to Deep Creek Lake, MD.
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All Ferns Most of the Time

1 site · Tent20 acres · Rockwood, PA
This spot is best for a van camp location but plenty of space for tents and hammocks. You'll find a drive-up deck if you wish to park there. Firewood is available providing you use downfalls as kindling in the stone fire pit. A 8x20' deck and picnic table are 20 feet from the fire for stargazing. When the ferns are full grown they are 3 feet tall and everywhere. A 10 minute walk takes you through a dense pine forest with large rock formations and a nice creek with many gurgling fall areas. If there looks like a cave amongst the large rocks, then it probably is a bear den. There is a lot to do near by. Some note worthy locations : Cranberry Glade Lake (good for kayaking or fishing), Ohiopyle, 7 Springs, Fallingwater, Living Treasures, Caddie Shak, and Hidden Valley are all about 25 minutes away. This property also borders Laurel Ridge State Park. There is a Dollar General and a gas station about 15 minutes away for convenience needs.
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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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