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Brochure of Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Ohiopyle Ohiopyle State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for WELCOME Top 10 Activities to do at Ohiopyle Pennsylvania State Parks Mission 1. View Ohiopyle Falls and stroll through the borough of Ohiopyle. 6. Spend the night under the stars at Kentuck Campground. 2. Explore rare plants and fossils on Ferncliff Peninsula. 7. Start your backpacking trip on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. 3. See the deepest gorge in Pennsylvania from Baughman Rocks. 8. Bike the Great Allegheny Passage to a nearby trail town. protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current 4. Brave the river with a trip on the Middle or Lower ‘Yough.’ 9. Ride the sledding hill when the snow falls. and future generations. 5. Have a picnic with a view at Tharp Knob. 10. View the falling waters at Cucumber Run. The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper 2015 Charles Shanaberger RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 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. Reservations Spend the Day Directions FROM THE PA TURNPIKE: Take Exit 91, Donegal. Turn left onto PA 31 east. Travel about two miles, turn right onto PA 711 and PA 381 south. Travel ten miles to Normalville, turn left onto PA 381 south. Drive for 11 miles to Ohiopyle. FROM THE SOUTH (DC, MD, VA): Take I-270 north to Frederick, then I-70 west to Hancock, then Rt. 40 and I-68 through Cumberland. Take Exit 14 (Keysers Ridge) to Rt. 40 west to Farmington, PA. Turn right onto PA 381 north for eight miles to Ohiopyle. FROM THE SOUTH (WV): Take I-79 north to I-68 east. Take Bruceton Mills Exit to Rt. 26 north. At the Pennsylvania border it becomes PA 281 north. Turn left onto PA 40 west, to Farmington, turn right onto PA 381 north to Ohiopyle. Make online reservations at: www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. SPECIAL DIRECTIONS FOR LARGE RVS TO KENTUCK CAMPGROUND: SR 2019 is very steep. Large RVs should avoid this road and take PA 40 to SR 2010 (Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Rd). Follow it for eight miles to a stop sign. Go straight to the campground. FOR GPS UNITS: GPS coordinates for many locations are on the 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. River Otter WATERFALLS AND SCENIC WATER ATTRACTIONS Cascades Cucumber Falls Cascades: This beautiful woodland waterfall on Meadow Run can be accessed off Meadow Run Trail. The cool, clean waters of this stream make it a favorite haunt of anglers. Cucumber Falls: This 30-foot bridal veil waterfall on Cucumber Run is easily reached from Meadow Run Trail and has parking on SR 2019. Jonathan Run Falls: Several small waterfalls can be seen from Jonathan Run Trail. Just before the trail meets the Great Allegheny Passage, the largest waterfall tumbles over rocks between rhododendronlined banks. Jonathan Run WHITEWATER BOATING BICYCLING: 27 miles of trails The Great Allegheny Passage has 27 miles of trail in the park and connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland. The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the rail bed for the Western Maryland Railroad. This trail is suitable for all ages and is ADA accessible. Rental bicycles are available. The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging, and cross-country skiing, and can be used to combine a bike ride or hike with some excellent wilderness trout fishing or hunting. All motorized vehicles and equestrians are prohibited. More information on the Great Allegheny Passage can be found at www.atatrail.org. From the Ramcat Launch Area and Trailhead Parking Area on the east side of the park, the trail descends at a one percent downhill grade to the Train Station/Visitor Center parking lot in the town of Ohiopyle. From the Train Station/Visitor Center in the town of Ohiopyle, the 17 miles of trail crosses the river twice and descends at a three percent grade to Connellsville. Parking is available in Connellsville in lots on Third Street and in the Yough River Park. MOUNTAIN BIKING: 25.2 miles of trails Trails currently open to mountain biking include the Sugarloaf Trail System, Pressley Ridge Trail, McCune Trail, Baughman Trail, Jonathan Run Trail, and Sugar Run Trail. These trails are shared with other users; bikers are urged to use proper trail etiquette. Meadow Run ROCK CLIMBING: Numerous climbing opportunities exist in Ohiopyle State Park. Meadow Run Climbing Area, Bruner Run Climbing Area, and a series of four walls along the Lower Youghiogheny section of the Great Allegheny Passage have a combination of top-roping and sport routes for climbers of all abilities. The short entrance trails leading to the rock faces are blazed in blue. Inexperienced climbers should consider a guided trip with one of the outfitters in Ohiopyle. Meadow Run Waterslides: The cascading beauty of this unique geologic formation attracts photographers, geologists, and recreation enthusiasts. Explore Meadow Run’s ancient streambed to find ripples carved in stone and potholes scoured by spinning rocks and powerful currents. An ADA accessible observation deck is easily reached from the parking area. HORSEBACK RIDING: 11.6 miles of trails There is a designated horse trailer parking area located on Grover Road that has a fenced paddock and nearby water. Sections of the Sugarloaf Trail System, as well as the Pressley Ridge Trail, are open to horseback riding. These are shared-use trails; please use caution when riding. Ohiopyle Falls: The power and beauty of this 20-foot waterfall below make it a central attraction to the park. The best viewing is from the observation deck in the Falls Day Use Area, in the heart of Ohiopyle. Stay the Night not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s car, trailer or leased campsite. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. FISHING: The Youghiogheny River provides good wilderness trout fishing. In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, fingerling trout are stocked throughout the entire section of river within the park. An all-tackle trophy trout program exists on a 9-mile section of the river from Ramcat downstream to the PA 381 bridge in Ohiopyle. Meadow Run also provides fine trout fishing for anglers who prefer smaller stream fishing. A 2.2-mile section of Meadow Run, from Dinnerbell Road downstream to the mouth of the river, is designated for delayed harvest, artificial lures only. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. HUNTING AND FIREARMS: Over 18,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, and other small game. Loaded firearms are not permitted within 50 feet of the Great Allegheny Passage. Adjacent state game lands 51 and 111 provide additional hunting and recreational opportunities. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas Campground also has three sites with walled tents and three multi-sites. All campsites have a picnic table, fire ring, and parking space, and the campground has a sanitary dumping station and shower houses. Many campsites have electric hookups. Advance reservations are required to ensure campsite availability. Go online to www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). CAMPING: flush toilets, warm showers GPS: Lat. 39.88783 Long. -79.49427 Kentuck Campground has about 200 campsites and is open from April to mid-December. The campground has 27 walk-in sites that require a short hike from the vehicle to the campsite. Kentuck CAMPING COTTAGES: These rustic, wooden structures have electric lights, heat and outlets, windows, and a small table and chairs. A cottage sleeps five people in bunk beds. One cottage is ADA accessible. PICNICKING: Both picnic areas in the park provide picnic tables, grills, vault restrooms, and charcoal disposal areas. The secluded Cucumber Run Picnic Area is adjacent to Cucumber Run, a beautiful creek lined with rhododendron bushes and large trees. The scenic Great Gorge Trail begins in this picnic area. Two pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tharp Knob Picnic Area is adjacent to the Tharp Knob Overlook that provides a panoramic view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge and the town of Ohiopyle. The picnic area has a large ball field, volleyball court, playground, and two pavilions available for reservation up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Tharp Knob Picnic Area has access to the Kentuck Trail. WILDLIFE WATCHING: Ohiopyle State Park is a designated Important Mammal Area as well as an Important Bird Area. Visitors to Ohiopyle may be lucky enough to see white-tailed deer, black bear, bobcats, fishers, or river otters. Ohiopyle is excellent for bird watching, with a variety of habitats. Visitors can hear the eastern towhee call “drink your tea” in the summer or spot the brilliant red flash of a northern cardinal. The Youghiogheny River provides habitat perfect for water-loving birds such as osprey, mergansers, kingfishers, and an occasional bald eagle. Visitors should also be on the lookout for a variety of snakes including copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. WHITEWATER BOATING: see Whitewater Boating section, this side. HIKING: see Hiking section, reverse side. Charles Shanaberger ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION The park offers a wide variety of environmental education, recreational, and interpretive programs. Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources. Programs focus on the Youghiogheny River, its gorge, and the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Ohiopyle area. Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the Ohiopyle State Park Office and Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center at 724-329-0986. SNOWMOBILING: The 15.9 miles of the Sugarloaf Trail System and Pressley Ridge Trail are open to snowmobiles. The Sugarloaf snowmobile area has a parking area with an unloading ramp. ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: Qualified adult and youth groups may use this area which is equipped with picnic tables and grill, and access to a showerhouse. Groups may use a 20- or 40-person area or multiple sites for larger gatherings. YURTS: These round, canvas and wood walled tents have a wooden deck and sleep SLEDDING/TOBOGGANING: A hill is maintained for sledding in the Sugarloaf Snowmobile and Mountain Bike Area, adjacent to the parking area. FERNCLIFF PENINSULA NATIONAL NATURAL LANDMARK Barbara’s buttons Marshallia grandiflora Private Trips Go online to www.visitPAparks.com or call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757) to schedule a launch time. Equipment rentals are available in the town of Ohiopyle. There is a fee to launch boats on weekends and holidays on the Lower Yough. During the week, boaters must sign-in at the launch area. Shuttle tokens, available at the launch area, must be purchased 7 days a week during the summer season. Inexperienced boaters should not attempt the Youghiogheny River without qualified guides. Ohiopyle Falls Access Program PRIVATE BOATER FALLS ACCESS GUIDELINES 1. Prior to launching for each falls run, all boaters must register at the Lower Youghiogheny Launch Booth on SR 381. A launch permit, governed by the private boater quota reservation system, is required during applicable periods. 2. Water Level must be 1.8 feet or below on the USGS Gage at the Lower Youghiogheny Launch in Ohiopyle. 3. Using the Lower Youghiogheny Launch to take-out is prohibited. The falls becomes the first rapid in the loop and boaters shall continue down river and take out either at the Loop Take-Out on Ferncliff or Bruner Run Take-Out. 4. The Falls will be open for runs when the Lower Yough Launch is staffed: April, May, September, and October weekend only operations, closing the Sunday before the Columbus Day Holiday; and 7 days a week operation from third Saturday in May through the second Sunday in September; between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. No permits will be sold after 2:15 PM. 5. Access (put-in) will be from the river right shore only (Ferncliff side). Boaters access the river right put in via Ferncliff trail. The put-in is marked with a sign and is located downstream of the buoy line anchor points. Access will be prohibited from the Falls Day-Use Area (river left) except during Falls Running Events governed by special activities agreements. 6. Boaters are prohibited from running Ohiopyle Falls alone (solo boater/party of one). Minimum group size is three. 2nd or 3rd boaters do not have to run the falls and is/are included for the minimum group size for providing safety from shore (above or below) or boat (below) the falls. Shore safeties shall wear a PFD, helmet, and have a throw bag to effectively execute a rescue. 7. Only single and double occupancy kayaks and canoes designed and fully outfitted for whitewater use are permissible. Unguided Liveries/Rental Craft are prohibited. Rafts are prohibited. 8. Boaters may scout the falls from beyond the warning signs during open hours but must wear PFD and helmet at all times. southern refugees to survive. Recognized for its botanical diversity for over a century, the 100-acre peninsula was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1973. In 1992, Ferncliff Peninsula was declared a State Park Natural Area which will protect it in its natural state. Guided Trips Guided trips are available from licensed commercial outfitters that provide rafts, guides, all necessary safety equipment, and transportation to and from the river. The following is a list of licensed, commercial outfitters currently operating on the Youghiogheny River. LAUREL HIGHLANDS RIVER TOURS 4 Sherman Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 800-4-RAFTIN (800-472-3846) www.laurelhighlands.com OHIOPYLE TRADING POST 4 Negley Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 888-OHIOPYLE (888-644-6795) www.ohiopyletradingpost.com WHITE WATER ADVENTURERS 6 Negley Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 800-WWA-RAFT (800-992-7238) www.wwaraft.com WILDERNESS VOYAGEURS 103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 800-272-4141 www.wilderness-voyageurs.com International Scale of River Difficulty The classes below are the American version of the rating system used throughout the world. This system is not exact. Rivers do not always fit easily into one category and there may be regional interpretations. This information is from American Whitewater. Class I: Easy - Fast-moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, which are all obvious and easily missed with little training. Self-rescue is easy. Class II: Novice - Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily missed by trained paddlers. Class III: Intermediate - Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe. Complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat control in tight passages or around ledges is often required. Strong eddies and powerful current effects can occur. Class IV: Advanced - Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. There may be large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure. Rapids require “must” moves above dangerous hazards. Self-rescue is difficult. HISTORY Many important pieces of early American history are tied to Ohiopyle. This area, which provides rest and recreation, once held a past with many conflicts. AMERICAN INDIANS: When Europeans first reached North America, the Monongahela lived in small villages and inhabited the Mississippi River and its tributaries, including the Youghiogheny River. For unknown reasons, the Monongahela dispersed just as Europeans arrived, leaving few traces behind. Other nations of American Indians migrated through the area as the increasing European population pushed them out of their lands. The name Ohiopyle or “Ohiopehelle” is believed to be derived from a combination of Native American Indian words which mean “white, frothy water.” CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: There are 33.9 miles of trails recommended for crosscountry skiing. The Sproul Trails and a section of the Kentuck Trail were created for cross-country skiing. With deep snowfall, the Great Allegheny Passage is good for crosscountry skiing. Created by a meander in the Youghiogheny River, this 100-acre peninsula is a unique habitat that contains many rare and interesting plants. The Youghiogheny River flows north, picking up seeds in Maryland and West Virginia and depositing them at Ferncliff, north of their usual growing range. The deep gorge is slightly warmer than the surrounding area, which allows these injury and death are a possibility when boating the Lower Youghiogheny. The Middle Yough begins at the Ramcat Put-in near Confluence and ends near the town of Ohiopyle. This section contains class I and II rapids and is ideal for beginning whitewater kayakers or experienced canoeists. Families often raft this section because it provides thrilling rapids at normal river levels. five people in bunk beds. Yurts have a cooking stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, countertop, table, chairs, electric heat and outlets, fire ring, and picnic table. Located in the center of Kentuck campground, the yurts offer convenient accommodations for weekly rentals. Shorter stays are available during the spring and fall seasons. One yurt is ADA accessible. Enjoy the Winter Ohiopyle State Park is exceptionally beautiful during the winter and offers many winter activities. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and to follow all trail signs and markings to have a safe and enjoyable experience. The Youghiogheny River has exciting whitewater boating for all experience levels. Only sturdily constructed rafts, kayaks, and closed-deck canoes intended for whitewater use may be used in the river. River levels can change the difficulty of rapids. Check at the launch area or contact the park office for current water levels. The famous Lower Yough begins after the Ohiopyle Falls and flows seven miles downstream to the Bruner Run Take-out. This is the busiest section of whitewater east of the Mississippi River. The numerous class III and IV rapids make for exciting rafting that should only be attempted by experienced whitewater boaters. Inexperienced whitewater boaters should run this section of the river on a guided raft trip with an authorized concessionaire. The natural river environment contains undercut rocks, ledges, and swift currents. All whitewater boaters on the Youghiogheny must learn to recognize natural dangers and understand that FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR: In the mid-1750s, the French and the British vied for the Ohio River Valley. Employed by the British, George Washington traveled through the Ohiopyle area to talk to the French in 1753. A year later, Washington returned with 150 soldiers to evict the French. Washington arrived at Confluence and tried to find an easier travel route by river. However, the falls were impassable. Washington continued toward the future site of Pittsburgh and encountered a small party of French soldiers. One French soldier escaped and sought reinforcements. Washington built Fort Necessity to await the French retaliation. Overwhelming French forces caused Washington to surrender. The French and Indian War had begun. Two British armies cut roads through the area, eventually defeating the French and securing the important Ohio River Valley. WHISKEY REBELLION: Even as the new United States was formed, the area surrounding Ohiopyle continued to see conflicts. The new nation placed a tax on whiskey in 1791, which angered farmers in western Pennsylvania. The farmers united to attack tax collectors and their movement became known as the Whiskey Rebellion. When a federal marshal was attacked in 1794, George Washington and 6,000 militiamen marched the Braddock Road near Ohiopyle to put down the revolt. TREES, TRAINS, AND A GROWING NATION: The land around Ohiopyle and eventually the rugged land near the river was settled. The early settlers were farmers, hunters, and trappers. In 1811, the National Road passed near Ohiopyle, making the area more accessible to settlers and to markets. Lumbering became a major industry. The production of barrels and other wood products, tanning, salt mining, and coal mining were small industries. In 1871, railroads reached Ohiopyle. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and eventually the Western Maryland Railroad had stations in Ohiopyle. At the turn of the century, lumbering became a major industry with narrow gauge railroads snaking around the hills, hauling lumber to mills in town and larger railroad lines. A large mill was erected near Ohiopyle Falls. The lumber of the surrounding Laurel Highlands was integral to the nation’s Industrial Revolution by providing fuel to the escalating steel, coal, and iron industries. The railroads brought tourists to Ohiopyle. It cost one dollar to ride from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle and back. By the 1880s, there were numerous hotels in the area and Ferncliff Peninsula had a boardwalk, dance pavilion, bowling alley, walking paths, tennis courts, ball fields, fountains, and the Ferncliff Hotel. CHANGING LANDSCAPES: The freedom afforded by the automobile decreased the tourists coming to Ohiopyle by train. The decline in visitors was eventually the end of the Ferncliff resort. In time, the buildings were removed, allowing the forests to regenerate. Foundations of these buildings can still be seen in the Ferncliff Peninsula. Recognizing the natural beauty of the area, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy purchased much of the property and sold it to the Commonwealth in the mid-1960s. HIKING: 79 MILES OF TRAILS FOR YOUR INFORMATION 150 0 Cucumber Trent Rd . 00 17 1800 2000 Trail 2700 First Aid Station 2 Amphitheater Pressley 28 00 Restrooms GPS Coordinates Food Concession Decimal Degree Lat. Long. 26 24 00 25 00 Private Boaters Changehouse & Showerhouse/Restrooms 1. Ohiopyle State Park Office 00 and Laurel Highlands Falls 26 00 25 00 24 00 23 00 22 00 Picnic Area Area Visitor Center Picnic Pavilion 39.86813, -79.49430 Camping 2. Train Station Sanitary Dump Station 39.86984, -79.49184 Overlook 39.88783, -79.49427 Sledding 4. Tharp Knob Picnic Area Climbing Area 00 24 39.86996, -79.50733 Fishing Area 5. Sugarloaf Area 00 23 0 Rapids 39.83187, -79.45832 Parking Paved 6. Ramcat Launch 22 Trail 0 0 1700 e Public Phone 700 dg Ri 180 00 21 00 39.82632, -79.37891 Parking Unpaved 7. Bruner Run Take-out 381 State Highway Hard Surface Road 00 0 180 0 1/2 State Park No Hunting 20 2100 1/2 State Park Hunting 1 KILOMETER Ferncliff Natural Area Archery Hunting Only To Addison ALT , MD ant ccic To A 200 d 200 Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible 00 00 16 Ramca t Train Station Visitor Center 25 281 2000 Contact Station ai Tr 00 V Park Office 3. Kentuck Campground an 40 68 Roa 0 200 0 130 Passage n hm a ug Ba 0 1500 00 20 River ny ioghe Youg h l 00 22 Sug a W el 180 0 Tr. 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Ru n 200 1700 1800 2000 Road • Firewood Advisory: Firewood may contain non-native insects and plant diseases. Bringing firewood into the park from other areas may accidentally spread pest insects and diseases that threaten park resources and the health of our forests. Campers should use local firewood. Do not take wood home and do not leave firewood - Burn It! 00 Hall Rd. 160 il Tra Road 0 160 1400300 1 ck tu n Ru il Tra ga n Ke Su 00 17 rry ge 1500 Fe r • Please camp only in designated areas and try to minimize your impact on the campsite. 24 l Run er cht sa 00 0 1 19 r Pa s u ro Suga 1600 600 Sp 200 r ga Su n Ru Cross-country Ski Area & Sproul Trail l Trai Waterfall 1800 00 ny 19 14 ghe Waterfall 1 00 Information and Reservations For More Information Contact Ohiopyle State Park P.O. Box 1

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