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Trek n' on 1/10/2023 8:28:59 PM:
Does anyone know of anywhere to stealth camp near Ohiopyle? Looking to ride this summer.

John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/12/2023 8:05:39 PM:
I don’t believe there is any stealth camping in and around Ohiopyle.

The nearest free camping is at Connellsville mile 88 (Ohiopyle is at mile 72). If you get there early enough you can snag an Adirondack shelter.


GSKD from Springfield Virginia on 1/13/2023 9:33:56 PM:
As a 50+ year old couple who were rounded up in the middle of the night by 2 overzealous park rangers and dropped off in the middle of town with our 6 lb dog, we would definitely recommend against it. Or at least hide a little better than we did.

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 1/14/2023 12:10:35 PM:
While the town of Ohiopyle is in the Ohiopyle State Park, it is bordered by PA State Gamelands 51 and 111. Accordingly you may want to be cautious what time of year you try to do so or, at least, what color riding jersey you choose. :-)

Trek n' on 1/18/2023 10:14:20 AM:
Thanks all. I will have to steer clear of that then.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 1/20/2023 11:02:36 AM:
At one time there was talk of making some sites associated with Kentuck Knob Campground down closer to the trail. Might give them a call.

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 1/20/2023 1:56:40 PM:
Bill: I also had heard or read that rumor (probably the same place you did). In fact I looked for any signs of such a site in late October when I rode through there on the way back from DC but saw no evidence of it. Certainly no harm inquiring about it though.

If they were to provide such an area for free H/B camping, it would certainly be well used to the point of cannabalizing the paid camping at the Kentuck State Park itself which is tough to reach up that hill.

RCM from Los Alamos on 1/25/2023 5:21:53 PM:
John W: You mentioned an Adirondack shelter in Connelsville. Which campground is that? Thanks.
Someone else mentioned Kentock CG in Ohiopyle state park. That is listed on bikecando.com. Is it not operating? Thanks

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 1/25/2023 6:28:08 PM:
There are four Adirondack shelters in the free trailside H/B camping area as you enter Connellsville on the GAP from Pittsburgh. Tent camping is available there as well. The area there is known as Stewarts Crossing but the camping area itself does not have a unique name per se'.

There is potable water there. There is a toilet (outhouse) there also. There is a grocery and restaurants within walking distance.

About 10 miles from there is Roundbottom H/B primitive camping area with a couple of Adirondack shelters also. There is non-potable water there and a toilet (outhouse). Its more remote/quiet with no amenities nearby.

John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/26/2023 3:17:24 PM:
Google Ohiopyle State Park Kentuck Campground. Last I recall, you can reach it from the trail but it’s uphill so you be walking your bike. Not sure why it’s not listed on this site.

As Rivnuts said, Stewart’s Crossing campground is the location on the north side of Connellsville. It’s pretty cool to have hot food and grocery stores just a stones throw away.


Bill in Houston from Houston on 2/3/2023 4:06:00 PM:
Just saw an update saying that the Kentuck sites closer to the trail will hopefully be ready in time for fall leaves.

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 2/3/2023 4:36:03 PM:

Are those paid sites managed and reserved by the park itself or free, first-come first-serve H/B sites?

Where did that info appear?

Bill in Houston from Houston on 2/9/2023 12:05:40 PM:
Oh, man. It was on Facebook, and I finally found it. It was a press release from 2020 that someone recently asked about. They were hoping it would be done by fall 2020! But then in the comments, people had some rumors.

Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 2/9/2023 4:26:22 PM:
Thanks Bill.