Ohiopyle State Park

A kayaker braves whitewater at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania.

Whitewater Boating

The famous Lower Yough has class 3 and 4 rapids and is best for experienced boaters or guided trips. The Middle Yough has class 1 and 2 rapids and is good for beginning whitewater boaters.

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Top 10 Activities to do at Ohiopyle

There are dozens of fun activities at Ohioplye, but here's a list to get you started.


Located on 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.

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Maps and Downloadables

This is a generic map of a park.Below are many of the maps and publications for this park. You can read them or download them and might need special software (all free) to view the publications.

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Alternate versions of the text of the brochures are in rich text and text formats. Click on the files to view them. To download (.rtf) files:
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Recreational Guide

Ohiopyle State Park Map (.pdf) (3,889 kb, 6/16)
Ohiopyle State Park Recreational Guide (.pdf) (4,764 kb, 6/16)
    large print version of the guide text (.rtf)

Interactive GIS Map

The Interactive GIS Map uses Geographic Information Systems to create a map that does not need to be downloaded and features driving directions, searchable park amenities and customizable maps. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Campground Map

Ohiopyle State Park Campground Map (.pdf)  (776 kb, 1/17)
    large print version of the brochure (.rtf)

Rapids Maps

Lower Rapids Map (.pdf) (440 kb, 3/11)
Middle Rapids Map (.pdf) (143 kb, 3/11)

Southern Yough Water Trail Map

Southern Yough Water Trail Map (.pdf) (6,142 kb, 3/12)
This map is courtesy of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.