Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle

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Bike, hike, or whitewater raft along the Youghiogheny River Gorge at Ohiopyle State Park. This park, which opened in 1965, features 23 km (14 mi) of the Youghiogheny River and boasts some of the best rafting in the eastern United States. Different parts of the park offer level I and II rapids, while another section affords the more difficult level III and IV rapids. Take in stunning views of the park's many waterfalls, including the 6.1 m (20 ft) Ohiopyle Falls, as you raft. Another favorite is the park's natural Meadow Run Waterslides, which have been carved out by nature and function like a waterpark waterslide in a natural setting, only a bit rougher. You can also canoe, kayak, horseback ride, and even cross-country ski through this 19,052 hectare (7,710 acre) park with over 160 km (100 mi) of trails. Put Ohiopyle State Park into our Ohiopyle attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There are a lot of activities to do here. Hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking and shopping are just a few. It's a wonderful little town and all the people there are very nice. The visitor's center is...  more »
  • Spent a chilly November morning exploring the falls, the natural water slide, and cucumber falls. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking around and exploring the trails and waterfalls. Some of the views are fan...  more »
  • This State Park is close to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A wonderful getaway in the PA Laurel Highlands.  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to visit! I've been twice. The first time was the town's festival. There were so many vendors from all over. It was fun meeting new people. The park is beautiful and there's tons of places to hike and bike! The main trail can be traveled to other cities. The park might not be for people scared of bridges/heights. Most of the trails near the water are connected by bridges high off of the ground. The town is nice and quaint. I LOVE getting jarred goods from there (the jalape├▒o raspberry jam is worth the drive). There's good food and a couple activities (bike rental, mini golf, etc) in the town as well.
  • A wide range of trails to go hiking for all skill levels, bike trails, picnics and camping. There is a lot of parking all over near the river. Don't forget there is more than just the area down by the river to explore. There are a number of places to grab a bite to eat and the nature center can give you info.
  • I love this place. It has a great small town feel considering it's a big tourist attraction. There are beautiful views everywhere from camping, waterfalls, hiking and of course the river. I've been camping there multiple times and I'll definitely keep going there. The general store there has good food, free WiFi (which is great because if you have T-Mobile your signal is nonexistent) and plenty of other amenities in the area.
  • Nestled in the mountains of southwest Pennsylvania Ohiopyle Star Park has plenty to offer anyone who loves the outdoors. The park has a wonderful waterfall, a little fast moving stream that people slide down in the summer, and kayak and whitewater rafting by professional guides. There is a small quaint town with a couple mom and pop general stores, a few restaurants, a local adventure photographer, and a small pro shop for some of your adventure needs. The also has beautiful scenery and trails for walking or biking abound. There is also at least one walking bridge that crosses over a gorge. I would highly recommend this park for a day-trip or weekend camping excursion with the family.
  • Great place to enjoy a nice day! Kids love it and it's relaxing. Can ride bikes, play in the water, go down the slides, hike, play on the jungle gym, places to eat, or just get ice cream. Beautiful views!

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