Ohiopyle State Park
Located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities, Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors annually.
Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The "Yough" [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery.
Ohiopyle is the southern gateway into the Laurel Highlands and represents the beautiful natural resources and unique sense of community that visitors can find throughout the region.
The most beautiful place on the planet, in my book. But, I'm a native Southwestern Pennsylvanian, so I'm a little bit biased. If you come by to see the beauty, yourself, please remember to respect the natural environment and dispose of trash properly... also don't wear flip-flops or you'll get hurt. Water-shoes are best for getting the most out of the natural wonders in Ohiopyle State Park.
Very nice state park. There's a long, scenic path overlooking the river and a great visitor's center by the waterfall. There is also a rail trail within walking distance. We parked near the trail and walked across the street for lunch and then wandered through the park for about an hour before returning to our car. Makes for a great day trip if you live nearby.
This, was a place that was absolutely beautiful! The falls were incredible, the bike trails are right near by, so there is plenty to do. We stopped into one of the shops for lunch, and it was good food with a good environment. Really enjoyed my first visit to Ohiopyle.
This is one of the most well maintained and activity rich parks I know of. Diverse areas to hike and many trails for people of varying abilities. Best whitewater in the region. Natural waterslides. Top notch nature center. Miles of bike trails. The campground has activities such as a night prowl to find owls, nature videos, and a frog catch. There is a town in the middle of this park that's fun just to explore.
Ohiopyle is a wonderful place. So many trails and beautiful views. It also serves as the south trail head for the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail