Nearly 20,500 acres of untamed natural splendor make up Ohiopyle State Park, which is situated on the southern end of the Laurel Ridge and serves as the entrance to the Laurel Highlands. Ohiopyle State Park draws millions of tourists each year because it is close to major cities and offers a wide range of activities.
The Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River Gorge flows through the center of the park and serves as Ohiopyle’s focal point. In addition to some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, the “Yough” [yawk] also offers breathtaking beauty.
The town of Ohiopyle, which serves as the southern entrance to the Laurel Highlands, serves as a metaphor for the area’s stunning natural assets and distinctive feeling of community.
Hours and Seasons
Every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset, the park is accessible. At dusk, day use zones close.
The park office’s and visitor center’s hours are:
- From January 1 to April 15: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays.
- 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week from April 16 to October 31.
From November 1 to December 31: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays.
- Every state holiday is a closed day.
The seasons and hours when some areas, including overnight ones, are open vary. For facilities seasons and hours, get in touch with the park office.
Give a call (+1 724-329-8591), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
For GPS Units: GPS coordinates for many locations are on the park map and in the text. For those who want to use an address, use 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
This should direct you to the center of the park. Follow signage once you are in the park to find your desired destination.
Top 10 Activities to do at Ohiopyle
View Ohiopyle Falls and stroll through the borough of Ohiopyle.
Explore rare plants and fossils on Ferncliff Peninsula.
See the deepest gorge in Pennsylvania from Baughman Rocks.
Brave the river with a trip on the Middle or Lower ‘Yough.’
Have a picnic with a view at Tharp Knob.
Spend the night under the stars at Kentuck Campground.
Start your backpacking trip on Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
Bike the Great Allegheny Passage to a nearby trail town.
Ride the sledding hill when the snow falls.
View the falling waters at Cucumber Run.