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Ohiopyle State Park, which is easy to visit when you book an RV in Fayette County, PA, covers over 20,000 acres of rugged hills, dense forests, and the Youghiogheny River. Many locals consider Ohiopyle State Park to be the gateway to the Laurel Highlands, so when you camp with an RV in Ohiopyle State Park, you’ll have access to both areas. The park originally opened to the public in 1965, but it wasn’t officially declared a park until 1971.

The southwestern quadrant of Pennsylvania is a gorgeous area to visit while motorhome camping, and while visiting this park, you’ll be able to visit nearby towns like Uniontown, Somerset, and the large city of Pittsburgh. Ohiopyle State Park has a rich history that it shares with the greater area, stretching back to the Monongahela, a clan of Native American mound builders famous for their work. Whether your goal is to see beautiful outdoor vistas, visit museums, learn about culture, or something else, this section of Pennsylvania is worth visiting.

Getting Outdoors

There is a lot to do outdoors while RV camping at Ohiopyle State Park, ranging from scenic hikes to white water rafting, animal watching, and many activities in-between. Some of the most popular hikes in the park will take you to Ohiopyle Falls, to explore the fossils and rare plants at Ferncliff Peninsula, and to enjoy the panoramic views from Tharp Knob. Be sure to bring your hiking shoes and binoculars while camping with an RV here.

Biking is also encouraged, and many bike-focused trails exist throughout Ohiopyle State Park. The Great Allegheny Passage leads to nearby towns and offers many miles of scenic trail to explore. During the wintertime, guests can find sledding opportunities on the numerous hills, while cross-country skiers will find many trails to explore as they slide through the forest. All seasons of the year offer something special at Ohiopyle State Park, so plan your visit based on your favorite activities.

A visit to Ohiopyle State Park wouldn’t be complete without at least seeing the river gorge, one of the most prominent features. Fishing is allowed in the Youghiogheny River, and commonly caught species include rainbow, brook, and brown trout. There is a two-mile section of the river that is designated for fishing, so be sure to head there with your fishing license when you want to cast a line.

Camping at Ohiopyle State Park

It is easy to enjoy the state park RV campgrounds at Ohiopyle State Park, as there are over 200 campsites in total to choose from. Of the 226 total campsites, 179 are RV compatible and offer either pull-through or back-in options. Of those 179, 55 offer modern electric hookups in 20, 30, and 50 amps. The majority of modern electric sites have a maximum length of 40 feet, though a few are more restrictive and limit the RV to 15 feet.

Most of the non-electric RV compatible sites have a smaller size restriction, at a maximum allowing vehicles up to 20 feet with a few rare exceptions. No matter which campsite you end up staying in with your rental RV, you’ll have access to a central dump station, a bathhouse with flushing toilets and hot showers, in addition to freshwater, an amphitheater, and a playground. All sites have their own fire rings, grills, and picnic tables for guests to enjoy.

Exploring the Area

Uniontown is one of the closest moderately sized towns, and its collection of restaurants and modern amenities is a good option while enjoying some Ohiopyle State Park camping. Downtown Uniontown is fun to explore on foot, and wanders will be rewarded with many locally-owned restaurants and cafes. Everything from classic Italian to modern Mexican, sub sandwiches to sushi, and many things between can be found here. Of course, for those that prefer more familiar options, there are also plenty of national chains and fast-food restaurants to visit.

Heading in the opposite direction will bring you to Somerset, which is home to both the Somerset Historical Center and the Guild of American Papercutters. The former is an outdoor historical farmstead that sits on 150 acres of preserved land. Guests to this museum can explore the farmstead, the covered bridge, and many other exhibits on local rural life. The latter, the Guild of American Papercutters, is a quirky art museum where all the exhibits are created by combining various types of paper to make art.

When neither of these towns is quite enough, and you want something larger, head northwest to Pittsburgh. Here you’ll find zoos, including the National Aviary, the Worlds of Discovery, and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. You’ll also find many museums, ranging from a focus on historical life in the area to modern science, in addition to children-focused museums that help kids learn while having fun. Pittsburgh is also home to dozens upon dozens of restaurants of diverse origins, almost guaranteeing you’ll find something to keep the whole family happy.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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