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River’s Edge Camping and Cabins

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  • 1101 Rivers Edge Rd, Connellsville, PA 15425, USA
  • 724 628-4880

PA CAMPING RVs TENTS CABINS CANOES FISHING The best in Pennsylvania camping is found at the River’s Edge Campground—a one-of-a-kind camping experience for you and your family along the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail. Under new ownership. With more than 100 RV sites, 50 tent sites, two group site areas—including the new Swamp Camp, and a new full-service cabin rental, you’re sure to find just the right spot. As if the river and trail were not enough, guests of the River’s Edge swim in an in-the-ground pool, play games and shoot pool in the game room, throw horseshoes, play basketball, and slide and swing at the playground! Oh, and they fish, canoe and tube on the river or run, bike and hike on the trail! You can do it all at the River’s Edge. Click on the links to the left for more information about your next great camping adventure at the River’s Edge Campground!



Phone: 724 628-4880

Total Sites: 150

Camping Season: April 15 - October 15; but open year-round by appt.; heated cabins.


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Pet Policy

Pet friendly campground. Pets may never be left alone, must always be on a leash, not too barky and always cleaned up after.


Campground Rules

Strict quiet hours are enforced from 11 pm until morning.



Weather

Chance of Rain
Wednesday 09/28/2016 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers, maybe a rumble of thunder. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 09/29/2016 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High around 70F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 09/30/2016 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. Thunder possible. High 69F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01/2016 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. High near 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/02/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.


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I will NEVER come back!!!!

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September 14, 2011

First off let me tell you that I love camping. I have been to dozens of different campgrounds over the years and none have ever been as bad as this one. I will NEVER come here again and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a place to camp to stay far far away from this place.
Also, let me add, my family has done HVAC work for these people and we gave them a discount in exchange for a good favors in future camping trips. Even though we help them out enormously, they do not repay the favor and are still very rude. So this is the part where I will list all the reasons why this place sucks.

1. The security guard that works here is named Billy. He is a steroid abusing royal asshole that makes your nights suck. We were yelled at multiple times throughout the night for "talking too loud" which was complete bullshit as we were conversing with the campground 5ft away.

2. The owner of this campground is Denise. She is a very rude and judgmental woman that tries to rip you off. She is money oriented and wont hesitate to take yours. The campsite that could barely fit 2 normal sized tents costs $52 per night. $52 PER NIGHT!!! What a total rip off! I have been to fantastic state parks with gorgeous sites to see and enough room for my entire extended family for half the price. There is pretty much nothing to do here.

3. There are train tracks located directly on the other side of the river that the campground resides along. There are A LOT of trains that pass here all day and night. These are the loud horn blowing things that wake you up in the middle of the night and make you hold your conversations until voices can be heard again. Extremely irritating.

4. Like i mentioned before, there is not much to do here. Sometimes there is a "bonfire", but not many people go and its a pretty lame fire. There is a swimming pool that is very small...has no slides...no running...no jumping...no diving...NO FUN!!! The last thing to do is float down the Youghiogheny river which takes 3 hours moving at 1mph and is extremely shallow for the majority of it so swimming usually doesn't happen. .......THAT IS IT!!!! no hiking trails, no biking trails, no lakes, no beaches, no sand, no caving, nothing much to do at all.

6. There are so many rules here. "Lights out time" is at 11pm. (This includes any form of music at any volume). If you are not obeying they will yell at you and threaten to kick you out.

5. Also, if you plan on coming here and having a few beers to warm up the nights don't think about it. As soon as you may feel a slight buzz, the security guard will come and threaten to kick you out. So if you want to actually talk and maybe have a few beers with friends like normal people, go somewhere else.

The things I liked.
1. it was clean. nuff said

In conclusion, just do not come here. If you are a young adult/teen you will hate it. If you are a parent your kids will hate it, not to mention you will be bored out of your mind. Pick a place that is more memorable, somewhere that has sites to see and has trails to hike. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

If you think I am being harsh, I am just trying to give my honest truth.
Cheers

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August 18, 2008

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EARPLUGS ARE A MUST!

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August 18, 2008

River's Edge: Great canoe/float trip service. When river is not 2high/low, ideal length/skill for young and/or first-time floating families.
River scenery from TENT sites(notice emphasis) is amazing however 2 or 3 rv sites offer a pretty good view as well. Also, you get a great look at each passing train: the kids loved racing to the river to count the cars (someone said 90!)

We are a tenting family with young-ish children and mostly visit Maryland State Parks. Our reason for being here was to introduce another family to the sport of camping with the hopes they would love it too. We rented one cabin and a couple tent sites, in total we were 3 families. They loved the tent sites so much they no longer wanted the cabin so we took it, glad they were so enthusiastic. BUT the nighttime trainS & trembling ground = NO SLEEP. We adults laughed it off, comparing bags under the eyes, but the children were not happy campers after this. Next time we will go to the Maryland State Parks.

Although I rated this campground better than average on many points, the overall score is low because the nighttime noise ruined the beauty ( no mention of this crucial fact on the website).

Also, there are many rules here regarding noise level/quiet hours/barking dogs which can be a good thing. But the nighttime racoon-hunting dogs across the river, vol. fire dept siren and the RR didn't read the rules.

TRAINS: NIGHTTIME VERY LOUD, EARPLUGS A MUST!

CABINS: new & clean, private bath/kitchen facilities, but think small, crammed, backyard playhouse for idea of size. We chose not to use shower for fear of flooding floor and loosing deposit. But kitchen is easier to use. "Limited utensils" =BYO 2B safe. We stayed in cabin 2 which has beautiful view down to river. But if a huge group is also there, that will be your view. The largest of the 3 cabins is smak in middle of RV's. Only use caution with using these...not family-friendly in construction quality.

TENT SITES: Beautiful trees. Ideal setting. But next door neighbors are too close and showers/flushable toilets/clean water are too far away. Also,the river ledge is at your feet-very appealing to children. Be prepared to say "stay back" continuously. These are not family-friendly.

TRAIL RIDERS/GROUP CAMPERS: Best spots (level and with trees along river) in G-1,G-2, G-3. However, rain=muddy.
G-4-6 not level but grassy.

RV SITES: scenery=(up-close)side of another RV or gravel road. Full sun. Just imagine parking lot.

POOL: As of 8/08, clean & well kept.

TOILETS/SHOWERS: Private shower stalls, w/mat at shower section, seperate from toilets. Clean but the outdated condition makes it appear dirty. State park campgrounds offer more updated facilities.

CAMP SHOP: reasonable prices, limited necessities. (Full groceries 3 miles to Connellsville)

MANAGEMENT:For answers to any questions over the phone, speak directly w/owner-manager. And I suggest a quick visit in advance if details are important. (there were some issues here regarding our reservations, but management had a somewhat customer-friendly attitude)


NIGHT TRAINS = EAR PLUGS A MUST!

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September 5, 2007

Falconfan, who posted a review in July, seems to have uploaded false images of the River's Edge Campground. The images are not of the River's Edge. Falconfan also doesn't seem to be a good match for River's Edge Camping and Cabins as anyone who professes that you can't get drunk enough to not hear the trains is really not welcome to camp at the River's Edge.

As the owners of River's Edge Camping and Cabins, we welcome reviews so we may know what we are doing right and what needs improvement. Our goal is happy campers and we can only achieve that by improving every singel day. However, we stick by our quiet hours policy and will continue to encourage those who are just out for a rowdy party to please choose another place to camp.

Sincerely,

The owners and operators of River's Edge Camping and Cabins.

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It's a hobo jungle!

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July 16, 2007

River's Edge is clean and well organized, with the tent campers a good distance from the RVs. And sure, it has a great view of the Yough.

But what they don't tell you in the brochure is that directly across the river, just 50 yards away, is one of the busiest sets of two-way rail lines in the western world. A train thunders through once every 20 minutes or so... All day and ALL NIGHT. A decent sleep in a tent is damn near impossible, no matter how drunk you get. If there was a "Hobo Fantasy Camp", they could stage it here. I think I saw Tom Joad as I drove in.

To the incessant noise, add an aggressive "security" man (it says so on his cheaply made hat) who admonishes you for post-11 PM conversations. Not for partying, just for talking, which is a sick joke because the clown has to yell over the trains when he tells you to pipe down.

If you insist on visiting this mortar range, borrow a set of ear protectors from one of those guys at the airport, and take a vow of silence.

I would have burned the place down when I left, but the wood they sold me was soaking wet.

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