All About Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park, located in Fayette County in Pennsylvania, is one of the largest state parks in all of Pennsylvania. With its beautiful scenery and many outdoor acitivites, Ohiopyle State Park is one of the most visited state parks in the United States.
With over 19,000 acres of land that makes up Ohiopyle State Park, there is always somewhere to go and something to see.
The Park's Location
Ohiopyle State Park is located in Fayette County Pennsylvania. Inside of Ohiopyle State Park is the town of Ohiopyle. Only a few blocks wide, the town of Ohiopyle has almost everything you need to spend a few days in this outdoor paradise. The Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania doesn't offer a better place to get out and enjoy nature.
The History of Ohiopyle
Ohiopyle State Park was formed in the 1960's after the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy sold the land to the state of Pennsylvania. Over the years millions of people have come to the Ohiopyle area. From George Washington to your friends and family. Read more about the history of Ohiopyle State Park.
The Youghiogheny River
Flowing throughout Ohiopyle State Park is the Youghiogheny River. The river creates the impressive Ohiopyle Falls. The river is split into two parts - the Lower Youghiogheny, which is downstream of Ohiopyle Falls and the Middle Youghiogheny, which runs from the town of Confluence to the town of Ohiopyle.
The Yough, as it is called by locals, is a great recreational river. From March through October tens of thousands of people make their way down the river in rafts and kayaks. The Yough is also a great river for fishing. Brown and Rainbow trout flourish in the river's cold waters. In the summer children and adults go swimming in the Yough in the town of Ohiopyle. Everyone has a great time.