Mountain Pines Campground

In the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, the Mountain Pines Campground is a picturesque RV park near the village of Champion. It offers a wide choice of recreational facilities while being on the doorstep of several national and state parks, as well as the Roaring Run Natural Area.RV camping at the Mountain Pines Campground includes access to a wide choice of full hookup and basic RV sites, with 50-amp service available. Fire rings and picnic tables are provided at each site, with access to two dump stations, on-site laundry facilities, and propane sales. Pets are welcome to stay with you and take advantage of the dog park while there’s an ATM near the camp store if you need to take out cash.Aside from a huge outdoor swimming pool and an indoor, heated swimming pool, the Mountain Pines Campground also features illuminated basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. There are an 18-hole miniature golf course and a children’s playground, not to mention a well-stocked trout stream where anglers can try their luck.

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The Great Outdoors

Directly east of the Mountain Pines Campground is the Roaring Run Natural Area, a scenic woodland reserve that’s traversed by streams fed by Laurel Ridge’s natural springs. Stretch your legs along the 3.3-mile-long Roaring Run Trail or opt for the North Loop Trail, which explores an old logging railroad. A visit to the Roaring Run Natural Area can be combined with a stop in the Laurel Hill State Park, which centers around a human-made fishing lake where trout, perch, and bass can all be caught. In the winter months, it’s a popular destination for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.A 25-minute drive south of your campsite at Mountain Pines Campground is the Bear Run Nature Reserve, which is named after a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. It’s home to a Frank Lloyd Wright-built residence - Fallingwater - that’s partially constructed over the Mill Run section of Bear Run and is considered one of the architect’s most beautiful designs. It’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” with tours of the house (as well as the prefabricated Usonian home of Duncan House) available.Rafters should head to the nearby Ohiopyle State Park, which centers around a 14-mile-long gorge that’s considered one of the best whitewater rafting destinations in the Eastern United States. The park encompasses around 20,500 acres of rugged landscapes that serve as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Several hiking trails access the park’s picturesque waterfalls while cycling is permitted along the Youghiogheny River Trail.

Exploring the City

The campsites at the Mountain Pines Campground are just a few minutes’ drive from the town of Champion, where you’ll find a small supermarket and a gas station if you need to fill up your RV rental. You can also continue driving to Jones Mills, where there’s an Italian grocer, together with a variety of pizzerias, cafes, and restaurants along the road that connects to Donegal.A 30-minute drive south of the campground is another Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece - Kentuck Knob - a one-story dwelling situated on Chestnut Ridge. It’s beautifully constructed from red cypress, glass, and native sandstone, and was one of the last homes to be completed by the architect. Guided house tours are offered of the interior and exterior for those wanting to gain an insight into the architecture, with magnificent views of the Youghiogheny River Gorge from the dwelling’s picturesque grounds.Camping at the Mountain Pines Campground is a convenient base for visiting Pittsburgh, which lies an hour’s drive to the northwest. It’s home to several impressive museums that include the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which boasts the world's most extensive collection of Jurassic dinosaurs. Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art, where works by contemporary masters are on display or the modern Andy Warhol Museum, the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the leafy walking trails of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which was constructed in 1893 within Schenley Park. Football fans shouldn’t miss a visit to Heinz Field to see the Pittsburgh Steelers in action, with concerts by big-name musical artists also held here.Whether you want to explore the natural reserves of southwest Pennsylvania or get cultured in Pittsburgh, book an RV rental in Westmoreland County and start planning your next vacation.  

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