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Dravo Landing / Queen Aliquippa Campsite

Camping
1103 Henderson Rd
724-872-5586

Dravo Landing / Queen Aliquippa Campsite is located on the Great Allegheny Passage, in Buena Vista PA

Directions: Located behind the cemetery.
Primitive camping, toilet and well. For large groups (10+), please call ahead
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Dravo Landing / Queen Aliquippa Campsite in Buena Vista
Tanya boyer from Kantner pa on 07/23/2021 02:04 PM:
Is Draco campground open for tent camping

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 07/23/2021 07:51 PM:
Yes

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 07/24/2021 04:40 AM:
Yes

Dravo Landing / Queen Aliquippa Campsite in Buena Vista
Henry on 04/08/2021 09:58 AM:
Planning a bike trip to DC! Is camping here free? and do we have to make a reservation ahead of time?

 
John W. from Pittsburgh,PA on 04/08/2021 01:15 PM:
Dravo Landing hiker-biker site is free and does not require reservations. Room for 25-30 plus one Adirondack shelter. Just show up as you see fit and pitch your tent.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 04/08/2021 06:08 PM:
In addition to the Dravo Cemetery/Landing campsite, you’ll find free trail side camping along the GAP at Cedar Creek Park, Round Bottom Camp and Stewart’s Crossing in Connellsville. No reservations are required but access to the Adirondack shelters is first come first serve. Of course you can always pitch a tent at any of them.

Of course, there are numerous free hiker/biker campsites along the C&O Towpath as well.

Dravo Landing Campsite in Buena Vista
Spacetracker from Glenshaw, Pa on 12/07/2020 12:10 PM:
Today is Monday, December 7, 2020 and I just got off the phone and thought I would share this important information: “ PER PHONE CALL FROM LESLIE, WEST NEWTON TRAIL COUNCIL: "Dravo Cemetery is closed. The area will be used by the contract workers. No one is to canoe in, walk in or bike in to Dravo Cemetery area. Furthermore, The section of the trail which is closed also includes all the adjacent trail properties. Privately owned Henderson Road which leads down to Dravo is off-limits. However, the contract workers will be using Henderson Road." RE: 724 872 5586 Leslie” furthermore, you may access the trail at Buena Vista and bicycle or walk south towards West Newton etc.… But NOT North!.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 12/07/2020 07:05 PM:
Thanks for this info regarding Dravo Campground. Hope the construction contractor(s) don’t degrade the campground site. It has been carefully maintained and manicured over the years making it a favorite rest and camping location along the trail.

Dravo Landing Campsite in Buena Vista
Anonymous on 12/05/2020 06:08 PM:
Is camping at the dravo cemetery/Qween Aliquippa camp possible during the present trail closure?

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 12/05/2020 09:41 PM:
While camping per se’ at Dravo Cemetery is likely possible, the problem is getting there. In addition to the signs alerting riders to the trail closure schedule, there was an actual Trail Closed sign directly on the trail itself as you leave the Boston trailhead destined for Dravo Cemetery and beyond. I can’t speak to where similar signs may have now been installed approaching Dravo Cemetery from the other direction. Since the Dravo campground is only accessible from the trail, I think you have to presume you can’t get there during the ongoing construction unless, of course, you want to boat down the Youghiogheny River. :-)

Dravo Landing Campsite in Buena Vista
mike pro on 09/03/2020 09:26 AM:
Can I park overnight?

 
Rivnuts from Homestead. PA on 09/03/2020 01:51 PM:
There is no vehicle access to nor parking at The Dravo Camping area. The closest place to park a car would be at a pavilion at Buena Vista which is about 1.5 miles upriver.

Dravo Landing Campsite in Buena Vista
Terry from JOhnstown on 02/23/2020 06:06 PM:
Can we stay overnight at Dravos landing with our motor home

 
Rivnuts from Homestead. PA on 02/24/2020 12:23 AM:
If you are referring to the trailside camping area at the historic Dravo Cemetery, then no. There is no motorized vehicle access to that camping area. There is a vehicle parking lot at the river launch area at Buena Vista and at Boston which are on either side if Dravo Cemetery. However, there is not typically over night parking at either and would likely result in a visit from the community police during the night if parked there all night without any prior notification of your presence.