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Picnicking at Ohiopyle State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Both picnic areas in the park provide:

  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Non-flush restrooms
  • Charcoal disposal areas

The secluded Cucumber Run Picnic Area is adjacent to Cucumber Run, a beautiful creek lined with rhododendron bushes and large trees. The scenic Great Gorge Trail begins in this picnic area. Two pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tharp Knob Picnic Area is adjacent to the Tharp Knob Overlook that provides a panoramic view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge and the town of Ohiopyle. The picnic area has a large ball field, volleyball court, playground, and two pavilions available for reservation up to 11 months in advance for a fee.

Tharp Knob Picnic Area has access to Tharp Knob Loop and Betty Knox trails.

Make a picnic pavilion reservation for Ohiopyle State Park.