Ohiopyle State Park, Stores, Rafting & Restaurants are Open!
As we continue to monitor the quickly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, we thought we would take a minute to share with you what is happening here in Ohiopyle!
Wilderness Voyageurs is a family owned and operated business, and one of our top priorities is the health and wellbeing of our guests, our employees, and our Ohiopyle community. We made the decision to kick off our rafting season in the middle of May this year, following Governor Tom Wolfe’s suggestions. We’ve adopted many new protocols to keep our guests and team members safe. Our operating plan follows the state’s guidelines — the State Park has since adopted this plan as the general guideline for other outfitters on the Yough.
There has never been a better time to get outside and soak up the fresh clean air. With over 20,000 acres in Ohiopyle State Park, there are lots of ways to enjoy the park while practicing social distancing. Ohiopyle State Park visitor centers are open again! All parking areas and trails are open and accessible. The Great Allegheny Passage is currently open and accessible. Ohiopyle State Park campground is also open! Restroom facilities are also open (thank goodness).
In Ohiopyle, Falls City Pub is now open for inside and outside dining in limited capacities until 9pm nightly! There’s also picnic-style dining available in the meadow across the street from the restaurant.
Hygiene is important when traveling and living in the Laurel Highlands. We encourage you to follow the safety outlines as provided by the Centers for Disease Control. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, you can follow these rules set by the state park:
Social Distancing (6/5/2020)
All visitors are required to wear a mask when entering state park buildings.
Visitors can help keep state parks safe and clean by doing the following: wear a mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose, cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow. If you are sick, stay home.
The best advice to slow the spread of the coronavirus is to stay home, not recreate in large groups, and practice social distancing (stay six feet apart). If you are looking to be outdoors, stay as close to home as possible including your backyard, neighborhood, or local park or trail unless they are crowded or closed.
Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors!