Camping shelter in Connellsville Hiker Biker Campground

Connellsville Hiker-Biker Campground

Known for historically and currently

A welcome respite for weary travelers, the Connellsville Hiker-Biker Campground is a perfect spot for overnighting on the Great Allegheny Passage.  Close to Yough River Park, it features a grassy camping area with room for 20-30 tents, four Adirondack shelters that sleep 6-8 people each, two grills, a pair of picnic tables, a water fountain, and a composting toilet.  There are no open campfires allowed.  Looming large over the campground is a bright red 1956 bay window caboose built for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, which was restored in 2012.  The eye-catching Connellsville Arch built with colorful Youghiogheny Glass straddles the GAP here. 

History of landmark

The Connellsville Hiker-Biker Campground is stewarded by the Yough River Trail Council.

Pertinent info about landmark (parking, hours, best time of year to visit, etc.)

Campsites are free and first-come, first-served.  Parking is available in the lot behind Martin’s Food.