Ohiopyle State Park


Ohiopyle State Park is exhilerating to see and experience. The heart of the 19,000+ acre park is the Youghiogheny River, famous for its beautiful views and excellent whitewater boating. Through the ages the Yough has carved and molded the landscape into a thing of breathtaking beauty and created a diverse and unique habitat. This natural treasure now presents numerous recreational opportunities.

Perhaps the most famous sight is Ohiopyle Falls located in the village of Ohiopyle. This area is the central point for the casual visitor and provides parking, modern restrooms, gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms with magnificent scenery for the eyes or the camera.

Nearby, Ferncliff Peninsula, formed by a great horseshoe bend in the river, provides a unique natural habitat for numerous botanical treasures, particularly southern wildflowers. Ferncliff Penninsula, a registered National Natural Landmark, contains four miles of easy hiking trails and several overlook areas.

Other key points of interest include Cucumber Falls and the Cucumber Run Ravine, which is blanketed with wildflowers and flowering rhododendron. Baughman Rock, Tharp Knob and the Kentuck scenic overlooks provide spectacular views of the river gorge.

The famous Youghiogheny River Trail runs through the park and along the river. It has been designated as one of the world's finest for biking and hiking (not to mention scenery). A trailhead at Ohiopyle allows easy access. It's an 8 mile journey to Confluence upstream and a 15 mile trek to Connellsville downstream. The trail, following the route of a former railroad, is well maintained a gently graded. Bike rentals are available at Ohiopyle.

Whitewater boating on the Yough is tremendously popular, both for the excitment of experiencing whitewater and the unique beauty available from the river. Several local outfitters offer trips on the Yough.

The Ohiopyle State Park web site offers much greater detail on the park's many amenities.

We highly recommend a trip to Ohiopyle State Park.




Ohiopyle State Park
P.O. Box 105
Ohiopyle, PA 15470-0105
e-mail: ohiopylesp@pa.gov

Ohiopyle State Park Web Site


Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
234 Balsinger Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Get on US-119 S/US-40 E in South Union Township 7 min (3.1 mi)
Head east on Balsinger Rd/Old State Rte 21 toward S&T Dr
Continue to follow Balsinger Rd 0.6 mi Turn left onto PA-21 E 2.1 mi
Turn right to merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 0.5 mi
Continue on US-40 E to Wharton Township 15 min (13.5 mi)
Merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 1.8 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to take the US-40 E exit toward Hopwood 0.4 mi
Continue onto US-40 E 11.3 mi
Continue on PA-381 N.
Take Grover Rd/T415 to Lr26116/Sugar Loaf Rd in Stewart Township 15 min (7.6 mi)
Turn left onto PA-381 N 3.7 mi
Turn right onto Bell Grove Rd 0.9 mi
Turn left onto Grover Rd/T415 2.2 mi
Continue onto Lr26116/Sugar Loaf Rd 0.8 mi
Ohiopyle State Park

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  While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Braddock's Grave
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Jumonville Glen
The Cross at Jumonville
Laurel Caverns
Nemacolin Woodlands
Kenteck Knob



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