Ohiopyle

State Park - Pennsylvania

Ohiopyle State Park is located in Dunbar, Henry Clay and Stewart Townships, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The focal point of the park is the more than 14 miles (23 km) of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the park. The river provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern United States. Ohiopyle State Park is bisected by Pennsylvania Route 381 south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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Official visitor map of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (NST) in District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Potomac Heritage - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (NST) in District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Recreation Map of Laurel Ridge State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Laurel Ridge - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Laurel Ridge State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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

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

Campground Map of Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Ohiopyle - Campground

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

Map of Lower Rapids at Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Ohiopyle - Lower Rapids Map

Map of Lower Rapids at Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Map of Middle Rapids at Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Ohiopyle - Middle Rapids Map

Map of Middle Rapids at Ohiopyle State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Ohiopyle SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/OhiopyleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohiopyle_State_Park Ohiopyle State Park is located in Dunbar, Henry Clay and Stewart Townships, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The focal point of the park is the more than 14 miles (23 km) of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the park. The river provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern United States. Ohiopyle State Park is bisected by Pennsylvania Route 381 south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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 S
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LOWER YOUGH RIVER BRUNER RUN TAKEOUT B R UNE R R UN T A K E OUT TAKE OUT Do not miss this sign! Paddle hard to the left immediately after these rapids. Bruner Run Rapid Class III SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK DA NG E R ! A void wall and s naggletooth roc ks Maze or Stewarton Class III WALL and SNAGGLETOOTH Rocks Schoolhouse Rapid Class III River's End Class III-IV DA NG E R ! K eep right to avoid violent hydraulic s Bottle of Wine Class III P OR T A G E Double Hydraulics Class III-IV C amel Railroad Rapid Class III-IV Camel & Walrus Rapid Class III Eddy Turn Rapid Class III LOOP TAKE OUT - Active Railroad u tio n A void F rog's Head i Tra e k Bi l h is t W S L E G E ND m ee R iffles : fas t s hallow water Hydraulic (hole) S tanding Wave C aution: P os s ible P in 381 P Pins "The Loop" Ferncliff Peninsula Ohiopyle Falls III I Miles .25 .5 B rys on's Hole P DA NG E R ! A void pinning roc ks on river left in lower portion of this rapid. I I II I LAUNCH AREA Cucumber Rapid Class III-IV 1 E Ca ncy Dimple Rapids Class III-IV ex i t LOOP TAKE OUT GE DA NG E R ! Dimple R oc k is an entrapment hazard! Dartmouth Rapid Class III Walrus P OR TA Swimmers Rapid Class III-IV er ge DA NG E R ! As an unguided boater on a C las s III-IV river you are accepting res pons ibility for your own s afety. Y ou mus t be familiar with this river, whitewater boating and s elf-res cue s kills . Entrance Rapid Class III-IV
LOOP TAKE OUT MIDDLE YOUGH RIVER 381 TAKE OUT 71 Mile Post To US Rte 40 s nd a hl Lau rel g Hi Victoria 70 Mile Post 69 Mile Post Riffles: fast shallow water Hydraulic (hole) River Right 68 Mile Post River Left S L E G E ND Standing Wave Trail shelter 67 Mile Post E Bik e .5 Miles Fir 2 1 ew ee d Tra il is 66 Mile Post the Ro ad em erg en cy it ex “Z” Rapid Class ll-lll Haystacks Class l-ll Trail Rd. To Confluence Cable Car Class ll-lll Gas Line LAUNCH AREA Elephant Rock Class ll-lll Bidwell Rd . Ohiopyle Falls W 65 Mile Post SEE LOWER YOUGH RIVER MAP FOR DETAILS NORTH OF THIS RAPID Drake Rapid Class ll Fast and Clean Class l Drakestown Road STATE PARK PUT-IN To Ursina 281 Confluence 281 fast current and good boat control in tight passages or around ledges is often required. Strong eddies and powerful current effects can occur. Hoffm an Dr . Victoria Falls Ramcat Rapid This 11-mile section of whitewater consists of Class I/II rapids. 64 Mile Post Class ll Under certain conditions Class III rapids may exist. Class ll-lll The classes below are the American version of the rating system used • A river map with diagrams should be used only as a reference. It is not a 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 substitute for scouting the rapids. • Inner tubes and air mattresses are prohibited. from American Whitewater. • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Class I: Easy - Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstruc• All boaters must wear a PFD (personal flotation device) at all times while tions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Self-rescue is easy. on the river. Class II: Novice - Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are Ohiopyle • All boaters must sign in at the kiosk at the state park Ramcat Put-in prior ToState Park evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks to launching on the Middle Youghiogheny River. and medium-sized waves are easily missed by trained paddlers. • Watch for the Take Out just past Elephant Rock on river left. Do not miss Class III: Intermediate - Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be the take out because Ohiopyle Falls is downstream. difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe. Complex maneuvers in 523 Dam Youghiogheny Reservoir To Listonburg

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