Originally Posted by BrianW
Another idea for a location: Confluence, Pa., right near the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. There's an "Outflow" campground there that is an Army Corps site right on a lake, with many electric sites. Fills up fast though on nice weekends.
This is about 5-6 hours from Philly and is close to Pittsburgh. Not sure how that works for everyone.
I'd recommend Tub Run if you guys are coming up into this neck of the woods. It's about 30 minutes from Outflow. Outflow is pretty cool with the dam right there (hence the name Outflow) and the little town of Confluence for beer and other things like food (if you're into food)... Anyway, Tub Run is actually on the dammed up portion of the Youghiogheny. There is a sandy (man made) beach there, a few sites along the creek (within a foot or two at a few of them), it's a much more "in the woods" type campground. We camp there all the time. There are a few electric sites, but most of the sites have no hook-ups. The swimming there is great.
Another option if you want to be within a 5-10 minute drive to Ohiopyle Falls (class III and IV rapids) is Kentuck Knob. Very wooded as well and there is a 1 mile bike trail that leads right down onto the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail (the rail trail from Pittsburgh to D.C.). That bike trail will also take right into Ohiopyle Falls area.
The area has a bit of rock climbing, a lot of rafting & kayaking, great hiking, nice local pubs, etc... It's a great location. Fort Necessity, Washington's Tavern, Nemacolin Resort (casino, off road hummer course, rock wall, etc...). 7-Springs Resort (downhill mountain biking, alpine slide), Laurel Caverns (guided and unguided). If you guys decide to head this way, I'd be glad to help out in anyway I could. Plenty to do in these parts. And after visiting here, I'd head south another 2 hours and check out Canaan Valley WV. There is a lot of forest road between here and there. We take our dual sport motorcycles all over these woods. Fun stuff!
I don't own a Sportsmobile (yet)... and I may crash your party. Just look for me, I'll be the one with drool pouring out my mouth!!!