As we continue to monitor the quickly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, we thought we would take a minute to share with you what is happening here in Ohiopyle. We’ve seen a number of difficult times and recognize that the current situation with the Coronavirus is unsettling. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to anyone who has been impacted.
Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center is a family owned and operated business and one of our top priorities is the health and wellbeing of our guests, our employees, and our Ohiopyle community. We are doing our best to make sound decisions that are fair and in the best interest of everyone.
As of now, we are still hoping to kick off the 2020 season as planned April 17th. Due to Governor Wolfe’s directive for non-essential business closures, our Outdoor Center and office are currently closed. We will be reopening both on April 1st. In the meantime, we are monitoring all voicemails and emails and responding as quickly as possible.
There has never been a better time to get outside and soak up the fresh clean air. With over 20,000 acres in Ohiopyle State Park, there are lots of ways to enjoy the park while practicing social distancing. Ohiopyle State Park visitor centers are currently closed. However, all parking areas and trails are open and accessible. The Great Allegheny Passage is currently still open and accessible. Ohiopyle State Park campground is also currently closed. If you do plan a visit to Ohiopyle in the next two weeks, please note there are no restroom facilities available at this time.
Hygiene is important when traveling and living in the Laurel Highlands. We encourage you to follow the safety outlines as provided by the Centers for Disease Control. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, you can:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Do not touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid public places if you develop respiratory illness symptoms like fever and cough
We will continue to update this page as developments arise.
Hope to see you on the river again soon!