Camping - Ohiopyle

  • July 20, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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Ohiopyle: An outdoor enthusiast's wonderland

Ohiopyle is the small town located next to Ohiopyle State Park in the southern Laurel Highlands. This is a beautiful area with many opportunities for outdoor adventure.

The Youghiogheny River Gorge is the centerpiece for Ohiopyle and provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. If you are interested in whitewater rafting, please see the meet-up "CCC Annual Raft Trip".  This camping trip coincides with the raft trip.


We will be staying at Benners Meadow Run, a large private camp ground.  Amenities include: a large pool, a wading pool for toddlers, volleyball, basketball, mini golf, game room, and a store with ice, firewood, snacks, etc.

Camp ground rules are:

  • Quiet hours from 11:00 pm to 8:30 am. Radios off and no rowdiness.
  • Alcoholic beverages are limited to the campsite only. Drunken rowdy behavior is prohibited.
  • Please be considerate of other campers.
  • Local firewood only.


Camping costs and payment

  • Camping is $27.50 per adult for the weekend. Please contact me if you need the children's rate.
  • Camping must be paid in advance because we have to pay the campground in advance to hold our site.
  • Your camping space is not confirmed until payment is received. Because we have to pay in advance, reservations made will equal to the number of payments received.
  • The easiest way to pay is through Paypal using the "Pay online" link found under membership dues on the left side of meet-up page.  Alternatively, you can send a check payable to Caroline Burnell and mail it to: 5 Country Club PL E, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
  • The campsite we get will be based upon the number of people attending.
  • There will be an additional cost for firewood. Cost to be determined at the event.


Area Activities

Outdoor activities include:

Rock Climbing: Meadow Run Climbing Area, Bruner Run Climbing Area and a series of four walls along the Lower Youghiogheny section of the Great Allegheny Passage have a combination of top-roping and sport routes for climbers of all abilities. The short entrance trails leading to the rock faces are blazed in blue. Inexperienced climbers should consider a guided trip with one of the outfitters in Ohiopyle.

Hiking: 79 miles of hiking trails at Ohiopyle showcase the spectacular scenery of the Laurel Highlands.

Biking: The Great Allegheny Passage has 27 miles of trail in the park and connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland. The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the rail bed for the Western Maryland Railroad. This trail is suitable for all ages and ADA accessible. Rental bicycles are available. The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing and can be used to combine a bike ride or hike with some excellent wilderness trout fishing or hunting. All motorized vehicles and equestrians are prohibited.

Mountain Biking: 25 miles of trails are currently open to mountain biking. These trails are shared with other users; bikers are urged to use proper trail etiquette.

Horseback Riding: Trail-Side Stables offers trail rides in Ohiopyle State Park.


Other areas of interest include:

Falling Water: A Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, nestled within the lush, wooded Bear Run Nature Reserve, is a timeless monument to organic architecture at its best.  Reservations are required. (724) 329 -8501

Kentuck Knob: Another nearby Frank Lloyd Wright home. Kentuck Knob is a fine example of mid-fifty's organic architecture, complete with contemporary sculpture gardens. (724) 329-1901.


Laurel Highland's Website:

Ohioplye State Park Website:

Benners Meadow Run Website:

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  • Sheila V.

    Had a wonderful time!

    July 28, 2012

  • joanne

    enjoyed had great time ...nice to meet u all finally

    July 22, 2012

  • Sharon E.

    Anyone concerned about the rain? 8)

    July 20, 2012

  • joanne

    I just read email with name and information for campground. Thanks sorry I did not see this email until after I posted my previous comment..

    July 18, 2012

  • joanne

    Again I do not know who the reservation is under and I will be checking in later on Friday could someone please let me know who is in charge and the name of person who has site reserved...

    July 18, 2012

  • Callie

    We have not been assigned a campsite. They will tell you what site when you check in at the campground.

    July 18, 2012

  • Bob H

    Were only 2 days away from camping..Have we been assigned a campsite yet? If so whats the number of our site? Ive camped here twice b4, I will take the reighns if were lacking a leader for the camping portion of this rafting trip.

    July 18, 2012

  • Sandy

    Callie, if you are not going and still want me to take care of this, you need to call me. [masked]-3206. Tomorrow evening is the only night I will be home all evening after I get off work. You can call anytime after 5:00

    July 16, 2012

  • joanne

    Sharon I will be arriving later on Friday possibly into the evening. How do I check in? Under who's name and all info I need... Please let me know... Thanks...Joanne

    July 16, 2012

  • Callie

    Sharon, the boys are $18 each. The rafting trip is being hosted by the Conewago Canoe Club so I don't know if there is still room on the rafting trip. If not, there is a wonderful natural waterslide in the park. See the meetup page for the rafting trip to get the contact number for Mike Boyd who is organizing that trip.

    July 15, 2012

  • Sharon E.

    I can pay via PayPal, just curious for costs for boys 14 and 12 before I Send payment. Also need to know if there is still room on the rafting trip for three. Thanks!

    July 15, 2012

  • joanne

    anyone interested I am horseback riding Sunday at 1100 trailside stables, two hour ride up Sugar Loaf Mt, guide says its a great ride, $75.00.

    July 14, 2012

  • Jim

    Sounds very interesting. However, I'm hiking the Donut Hole Trail that weekend.

    July 14, 2012

  • Sandy

    Ok. I'll see you then

    July 11, 2012

  • joanne

    I cannot get off work that day so figured would just head up when I was done working....

    July 9, 2012

  • joanne

    Hi Sandy depends what time I get done work on Friday...and was thinking I might need my vehicle if I wanted to go do things. I was planning on biking on Sat, visiting the dam in Confluence and maybe checking out natural waterslides along river..then sunday maybe hike and/or horseback ride. I will give u a call Wed so we can talk further about. My day on Tues is really busy. BTW I was hoping to head up to Ohiopyle round 2-3 on Friday or earlier if I can get done work Will call u Thanks Joanne

    July 9, 2012

  • Sandy

    Joanne, would you like to ride with me. I really can't see us both driving separate. You can call me at[masked]

    July 9, 2012

  • joanne

    I am fine with it being tent only....I was hoping to bike some of the rail trail while there and maybe take a horse back ride.... gona skip white water rafting also... rafted the Yough a couple times but want to check out what else there is too offer in the area

    June 26, 2012

  • Callie

    This is a tent-only campsite.

    June 25, 2012

  • joanne

    I live in Lancaster so let me know.. Im trying to get some others to go too. I do have a tent. So lets chat more after u talk to Callie Thanks

    June 24, 2012

  • Sandy

    Tracey, Callie made the reservation, but I'll see her up at Pine Grove Furnace next weekend. I'm thinking it's a group tent site. Not sure about hookups. Pretty sure it's not cabins. Not for $27.50 for the weekend.

    June 23, 2012

  • Sandy

    Joanne, I too am camping alone. You won't be alone though. This is a great bunch of people. Where are you coming from? Maybe we could ride together.

    June 22, 2012

  • joanne

    I have never attended an event yet but am very interested and have been wanting to join the group on a trip for some time now. This trip is exactly what I am looking for but have no one to join me. Will there b others attending alone. I do not want to be only one camping alone....

    June 21, 2012

  • Tracy

    Do we just have a tent site reserved without hookups or do we have cabins?

    June 15, 2012

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Your organizer's refund policy for Camping - Ohiopyle

Refunds offered if:

  • you can cancel at least 30 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: The camp ground's requires advance payment, and any cancellations with less than 30 days notice are nonrefundable. IF you cancel with less than 30 days notice, and someone else takes your spot, I will refund your money.

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