Ohiopyle Falls

Ohiopyle is a lovely resort town located along the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-GAY-nee] River in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. The town is surrounded by the Ohiopyle State Park, with its beautiful scenery and many recreational opportunities.

Get in

Ohiopyle is along PA 381, about 6 miles north of US 40 at Farmington, and around 20 miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It's a scenic and winding route, due to the hilly terrain.

Get around

Ohiopyle proper is a small enough town that's easy enough to get around just by walking, and most of the scenic attractions and the campground are accessible by hiking trails. However, you'll probably need a car just to get here in the first place and to get to most of outlying attractions. The roads are often narrow and winding.




Whitewater kayaking on the Youghiogeny River


If you are not opposed to traveling about 10 miles over the mountain to Confluence, there is a wonderful cafe called The River's Edge. A delightful place to relax and enjoy a great meal while also enjoying beautiful Yough! Prices are not bad and the food is great!


Stay Safe

Caution is always needed when swimming, boating, or rafting in a river. The Youghiogheny River is no exception. Care must especially be taken when near the falls. The most popular swimming are in the park is located within a quarter mile of the falls, so swimming here while the river is high can be rather dangerous if proper precautions are not taken.

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