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Camping in Ohiopyle

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Camping in Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park is home to over 20,500 acres and provides one of the best camping experiences in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Ohiopyle is home to world-class whitewater rafting, hiking, and is a stop along the Great Allegheny Passage. Kentuck Campground has over 200 campsites available open from April to mid-December. Keep on reading for more Ohiopyle campground information and resources.

Where can I make camping reservation?

Reservations may be made on Pennsylvania State Park's official website, Reserve America. Click here.

Are maps available for Kentuck Campground?

Yes, maps are available for the campgrounds located in Ohiopyle State Park. Click here to view.

What Amenitites are there?

Camping

You will have access to flush toilets, warm showers, and some electric hook-ups. This site is ADA accessible.

The campground has 27 walk-to sites that require a short hike from the vehicle to the campsite.

All campsites include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Parking spaces
  • Most campsites have an electric hookup

* The campground has a sanitary dump station and shower house available.

Advance reservations are required to ensure campsite availability.

Camping Cottages
These rustic, wooden structures include:

  • Electric lights
  • Electric heat
  • Outlets
  • Windows
  • Small table and chairs
  • A cottage includes bunk beds and sleeps 5 people

* One cottage is ADA accessible.

Dogs are permitted in Cottages #235 to #237 for a fee.

Yurts
Located in the center of Kentuck campground, the yurts offer convenient accommodations for weekly rentals. Shorter stays are available during the spring and fall seasons. These round, canvas, and wood walled tents have a wooden deck and sleep five people in bunk beds.

Yurts have:

  • Cooking stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Countertop
  • Table and chairs
  • Electric lights
  • Electric heat
  • Outlets
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table

* One yurt is ADA accessible.

Backpacking
Ohiopyle serves as the southern terminus for the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. This trail traverses the Laurel Ridge from Ohiopyle to the northern end near Johnstown.

The trail is open for year round hiking and backpacking.

An overnight shelter area is located every eight to 10 miles along the trail.

The portion of the trail within Ohiopyle State Park is 6.3 miles of very strenuous and rocky hiking. Hikers are rewarded for their effort as they pass beautiful overlooks and creeks on this section. Reservations for backpack camping are required and can be made up to 11 months in advance.

Organized Group Tenting
Qualified adult and youth groups may use this area which is equipped with picnic tables and grill, and access to a shower house.

Groups may use a 20- or 40-person area or multiple sites for larger gatherings.

Is firewood available for purchase?

Yes. Firewood and ice are both available for purchase in the campground area. There are many locals with firewood stands at the edge of their driveway as well.

Can I bring my own firewood?

Yes. You may bring your own firewood, but you must burn everything you bring.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Looking for the best hiking trails in Ohiopyle? How about a whitewater rafting trip down the youghiogheny? Whether you are looking for an excursion on the river or in the state park, a family bike ride on the GAP trail followed by delicious ice cream, we've got all of your questions and needs answered here.

What hiking trails are avaible in ohiopyle state park?

Ohiopyle State Park has dozens of trails including multiple waterfalls, natural waterslides, and scenic views. Cucumber Falls, Meadow Run, and Ferncliff trail are a few of the top trails in Ohiopyle. Click here for our list of trails with detailed information.

Where can I book a whitewater rafting trip?

There are several different rafting outfitters who provide guided rafting tours along the Yough. Click here for a list and to make a whitewater rafting reservation.

What restaurants are open in Ohiopyle?

Ohiopyle features a plethora of restuarants and quick bites to eat. From coffee to cheesesteaks, we've got a complete list here.

Where can I book a bike rental?

Several companies in Ohiopyle offer daily and weekly bike rentals for all ages. The Great Allegheny Passage trail and many mountain biking trails can be found in Ohiopyle State Park. Bike repairs are also available. Click here for a list of companies and to make a reservation.