Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-4034

Info: 724-722-4444


764 Waltz Mill Road

Ruffs Dale, PA 15679

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Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Tent Reviews

Apr 19, 2016
Quiet place with nice sites. Good people.
Sep 21, 2015
The staff was super nice, for an RV I would totally recommend it, however for tent camping, I would not! The "tent sites" are all gravel and very small with no picnic tables.
Aug 18, 2015
Tent camping area was near a putrid creek that had the strong odor of feces. The actual site we were given was not a grassy area as seen in the pictures but a square of dirt covered in rocks..
Jul 22, 2015
Great rates. Tons of things to do! Gladly make it a yearly visit.
Jun 10, 2015
The spots are all rocky. It was wet and muddy by the bathhouse, and it hadn't rained yet. The bathhouse was exceptionally nice, but getting there was difficult for me. The trash being picked up by a large, noisy truck, at 2:30 AM made sleeping difficult.


We have many natural springs around the grounds. We are trying to address this one abundant one. Our waste containers are quite a distance of the campsites, we are sorry the garbage truck awoken you.
Sep 15, 2014
The biggest issue was a pervasive septic smell where we were camped beside a small stream at 109.
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Jun 26, 2014
Debi the manager was amazing even though the pool was down for maintenance she did whatever she could to make my kids weekend awesome!!! Loved it here and would definatly come back!
Jun 25, 2014
Great time, good fun!
Jun 23, 2014
This was a terrible experience. There was only 1 tent site for us and it was completely rained out. Even if it hadn't been rained out, the site was small and not condusive of tent camping. There was no call to let us know of the rain out so we had to scramble late at night to find a hotel. The kids area was in terrible shape - peeling paint on equipment. Not recommended at ALL!
Jun 09, 2014
We will no longer stay at this park because: 1 - Security cards are no longer being used - anyone can enter. 2 - Our site smelled of sewage. All water was chlorinated - we had to use bottled water. 3 - No activities or events. 4 - Kids kept smoking pot near our tent. 5 - Lots of drinking & loud noise after 10p.
Apr 05, 2014
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
It rained. I was trying to read. They just KEPT grading the road for Four Freaking HOURS! No kidding, I thought I would lose my mind. Plus first few days they were drilling a well. I usually rate high - not this one
Aug 21, 2013
I appreciated the relative privacy of tent sites due to surrounding brush. My only criticism is that the tent site was hard to find, as road not visible from office. Some KOAs escort with golf cart. It required extensive walking to find road/site. Also, gravel road through tent area very steep and a challenge for a street motorcycle loaded with camping gear.
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very nice setting.
Aug 16, 2013
the firewood that I purchased at koa store was wet and couldn't be fired at all. Just waist of 6 dollars.
Aug 12, 2013
Everything was clean and well-kept. Camp store and laundry facility was very nice. The kids really enjoyed the pool and playground. They can't wait to stay here again.
Aug 09, 2013
First let me say that the young lady that checked us in was a big help. Because we were in a tent and our site was located next to a main drive we were kept awake by traffic throughout the night. Had to set up our tent on the gravel because there was no other place on our site to place a tent.
Aug 06, 2013
Great experience! Owners & staff were great, lots for the kids to do, & tent sites T6&7 were perfect for our 2 families. Can't wait to return!
Aug 06, 2013
Hard to rate this camground. We checked in after-hours (@ 12:30 am)... and it was very convenient and easy-to-understand. We then left before 7:00 am the next morning. From what I could tell from our brief stay, it was a very nice camground. We stayed in a KOA near Gettysburg the following night.
Jul 29, 2013
HORRIBLE CAMPGROUND. The head of KOA should really go out there and clean up the place! Campsite was horrific, rotten railroad ties, not cleaned from last camper, the bathroom/shower was despicable!! So glad we only stayed there one night. This was our first experience with KOA so afraid the others would be the same, had 4 more to visit on our 2 week trip. THIS was the only bad experience we had
Jul 09, 2013
Good no problem
Jul 08, 2013
The tent sight I was on needs a new platform. Everything else was fine.
Jul 06, 2013
There was a lot to keep my children occupied with the playground, pool, jumping pillow (their favorite), and lake. However, the bathrooms were often clogged and extremely dirty. The campground also had a sewage smell especially around the lake. The lake was pretty gross and nobody was receiving any bites/catches. There was no grass around any of the sites and it was a muddy mess after the rain
Jul 01, 2013
We love KOAs but this one was a real disappointment. The staff was wonderful, I should point that out right away. BUT the place overall needed to be cleaned desperately! The lake was filthy and had garbage and dozens of filthy water balloons floating in it. The boats were filthy. Bathrooms could use a bleaching and on & on.
Jun 24, 2013
Area smelled heavily like sewage. Smell was absolutely disgusting. Bathroom flooded twice in 24 hours with waste water. People were not overly friendly. Owner seemed irritated when brining firewood to my site, and had to wait over an hour to get it. Worst KOA I've ever stayed at.
May 24, 2013
I was tent camping and the site was excellent. There were plenty of trees which gave a sense of seperation and privacy from other campers. The site had a sand/gravel pad, so it was perfectly level, well drained, and no sleeping on rocks or roots. The bathrooms/showers were private and clean. All in all, I was very satisfied and would tent camp there again with no questions.
Apr 23, 2013
Oct 08, 2012
Surprised that a KOA would only have 2 tent sites on the whole campground but they were awesome in the woods. The firepit area was fantastic sunk down between the 2 sites. It was late and we were a little rawdy. I didn't appreciate my first warning to diet down with a phone call stating the Koa was going call the police and have us thrown out???. Athough the staff wasn't friendly, we would return.

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