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Outflow Camping COE

Confluence, Pennsylvania


1579 Mae West Road
Confluence, Pennsylvania 15424
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Sites: 63
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.80560
Longitude: -79.36574

Elevation: 1330' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This park is located across the river from the town of Confluence. It runs along the river to the base of the dam. Sites are on level gravel pads. Because of the lay out some of the sites butt up closely to other sites though there are nice grass area between sites. None of the sites have a river view but the river is close and easily accessible. The 50 amp tower was at rear of site and worked well till a camp wide power outage. There were rangers and repairmen to the park within an hour though it Saturday evening. No OTA TV. Good Verizon but very limited Sprint. Great dog walking along river in the camp as well as Great Allegheny Trail across street. River known for trout fishing. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water is about 30 minutes away. Tickets for tours should be purchased in advance. Just minutes away is river edge cafe which had great food and lovely patio seating. Ohiopyle State Park is close drive with hiking and river rafting. Try and go weekdays as Sunday was very crowded.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Park is beautiful and spacious. The river is just a few steps away. Lots of trees. Peaceful and quiet except for the occasional train that comes through. Also the dam's rushing water can be heard but you get used to it quickly. No TV reception at all - but cell service and internet service was fine. No water hookup, but you can fill up on arrival. Showers were closed for the season due to open next week. We are self contained so we didn't find it inconvenient. Try to avoid Rt 281 off US 40 to get here. It's pretty steep. Go through the town of Confluence (Rt 523) to 281. We're even going to go out of our way when we leave to get back on 40. It rained a lot of time so we didn't explore much but the river is fun to sit by. No ranger on site. No wood for sale but the food mart has some. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town has a food mart which has pretty much everything you might need.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground next to the dam and outflow station. We just found an open site and then booked it online. There was a person camping there that noticed we were looking for a spot and was very helpful. He may have been the campground host, but never notice a sign stating such at his site. Bathrooms and showers were cleaned everyday. Would stay here again. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We road our bikes on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail which is very close to the campground. The town of Ohiopyle is nearby (can there by car or the GAP trail) and is worth a visit.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

No camp host or Check in. Need to do the reservation totally on line. Was at end of Hurricane Florence. Heavy rain left standing water on the site and along the road. Sites were gravel, good size. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was large enough for the rig and our Jeep parked in front. Sites were nicely laid out with plenty of grass around. The restrooms were close and clean. I'm not so sure about the campground location, but it depends on what you have planned. COE campgrounds are always a pleasant stay and at a good price. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Very convenient to the Allegheny Passage bikeway. You can access the bikeway directly from the campground. The sites are not as large as the typical COE campground and are crowded into a small area next to the dam. Electric is the only hookup available and on relatively few sites. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great restaurants nearby. Even better restaurants in nearby Ohiopyle (10 mi).

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Spacious site with partial shade, picnic table and fire ring, electric only, water spigots throughout park to fill freshwater tank. Very close (walking distance) to the small town of Confluence. Park is located directly on the Youghiogheny River, popular with anglers. Verizon and AT&T both worked with fair signal. No over the air TV signal. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is nearby road trip, the town of Ohiopyle is an easy 10 mile bike ride along the Great Allegheny Passage trail. The Great Allegheny Passage is great for hiking/biking, it's a rail to trail with gentle grades.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Do NOT take exit 29 off of I-68 in West Virginia, or 281 north to the campground. Very narrow and winding roads with steep grades. Park has paved/gravel roads and gravel sites that are wide with a lot of room between sites. Campground is next to river. Water and power was good, weak to no cell (AT&T). We would stay here again. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Confluence Outflow is next to a dam. It's a typical Corps of Engineers campground with no frills. This is about 20 minutes from Ohiopyle. It has well spaced, flat sites. No AT&T cell service, but Verizon worked fine. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

While this is not a destination campground, it is excellent. We ran a rally (focused on Frank Lloyd Wright homes) with 9 coaches. There are few 50 amp sites and they couldn't have been more helpful getting us "old folks" into sites where they could run 2 AC's when it was hot, and it was hot because of a very hot "high" coming through. We cannot say enough positive things about the staff. They were just absolutely perfect in handling us. The manager even came out and trimmed a branch which was sticking into our driver's side window. This is a great place to go if you want to be treated well. Not far away, Ohiopyle (really small town), has tourist stuff. Take your toad and visit, eat and tour the very unusual places this area has to offer. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice campground at the base of the dam. Very park like with lots of grass and scattered shade trees. Some of the trees are small so you might not get a lot of shade depending on your site. The sites are large, level, covered with gravel and nicely spaced apart. Since it isn't a wooded campground though, you are looking at other campers. No TV or Verizon cell phone service. A couple things to know: the tables are wired in place. This means you need to bring a canopy or screen tent since you can't move it under your awning. I agree completely with the previous reviewer from 40 take 523 not 281! - wish we would've done that. Also to clarify the other review on hookups - while most are just electric, there are 4 sites with full (E/W/S) hookups. I know because we had one. I felt it was worth a little extra money for four nights. The best part of this campground is the location. Right on the rail-trail and Youghiogheny River - we could bike and kayak right from the campground! Also kids will love to swim at the beach right on the other side of the dam only a two minute drive away. Just turn by the ice cream place. This campground is obviously filled with outdoorsy people with bikes, kayaks, and fishing rods. If that's your thing, you'll love it here. If you'd rather sit by the pool in a crowded campground - check out Jellystone in Mill Run. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 392
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground, no cellular service or satellite TV due to tree cover. Sites very large and easy to navigate. Make sure to access campground via PA523 from US40. PA281 is very narrow, crooked, and hilly. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

The rate is with Golden Access Pass. This COE park is on the Youghiogheny River and is one of only two CGs on the Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail (from Pittsburgh to Cumberland on the Grade of the old Western Maryland RR). For Bicyclists it doesn't get any better than this. It is a 10.5 mile ride to Ohiopyle. We use this campground every chance we get. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

The other reviewers presented an accurate picture of this campground - a real find and big rig friendly. However the earlier listing indicated that it had water and sewer - not true. Sites are electric only and some with 50 amp. Satellite reception is good on many sites but local TV is poor. Fire rings and picnic table are at each site as well as a nice gravel pad. The road in from the North (281) is curvy but no problem for the largest rigs. longitude 79.36655W Latitude 39.80489N We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with big sites. Gravel pads and roads. We had a full hook-up, back-in site. No Wi-Fi or cable. Very scenic near the discharge of the dam. Nice town with groceries nearby. Price reflects Golden Passport rate. Plenty of steep hills and sharp curves on the roads to the town of Confluence. Visited Fallingwater and Shanksville while here. Alleghany Portage bike trail runs thru the town. Walk to nice trout fishing water. Definitely enjoyed our stay. We camped at Outflow Camping COE in a Motorhome.

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