Coming in at 20,500-acres of total land, Ohiopyle State Park is a unique cross-section of rugged, varied scenery containing countless recreational opportunities. Hosting everything from whitewater rafting to rock climbing, Ohiopyle State Park is a favorite of the local sports communities.
Rock climbing might be the most popular past-time in Ohiopyle State Park, with seven different opportunities to enjoy the sport. Guests can attempt the Meadow Run and Bruner Run Climbing Areas, both of which have regular safety staff for visitors new to the sport.
If you're more of a solo adventurer, there are also five walls that run along the Lower Youghiogheny section of the Great Allegheny Passage that all contain top-roping equipment for experienced climbers. Remember that unsupervised climbs are always done at your own risk.
Canines are welcome to hang out with visitors as they scale these regions, provided they're well behaved and on a sturdy leash. If you're an avid fishing enthusiast, Ohiopyle State Park has you covered via the Youghiogheny River, which is regularly stocked with trout throughout the season.
This river also features an all-tackle trophy trout program that runs on a nine-mile stretch, from Ramcat to the PA 381 bridge in the city of Ohiopyle. In addition to the Youghiogheny River, there's Meadow Run for those anglers looking for a more quiet and solitary experience.
Guests bringing their dog along should remember to keep them on a sturdy leash and pick of any refuse that they may drop. Campers have a few different options in Ohiopyle State Park, with 27 walk-in sites available throughout the year. In addition to these, there are over 200 traditional campsites that all feature a firepit and picnic table.
These sites have been situated adjacent to public restroom facilities and showers, so guests should have no trouble keeping clean and comfortable throughout their stay. A dumping station also exists here, for guests who have come in an RV or popup camper. If you bring your dog along make sure they stay in your tent throughout the night unless taking them for an evening stroll.