You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

PODCAST! Crazy number of people visiting Ohiopyle State Park

  • Updated
  • 0
  • 1 min to read

The pandemic has pushed up the number of visitors to Western Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park. In a regular year, up to a million people will visit the state park. But park officials say it's a constant effort to teach people to use trails and other features of the park to preserve and conserve.

The conservation and protection of the 20,500 acres of the state park in the Laurel Highlands shaped by the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny River are at the heart of keeping this natural resource available to everyone. Education about the conservation efforts is a crucial part of that effort.  The whitewater rafting, camping and hiking are just some of the activities that draw in people.

Westminster College students Nate Ludlum and Morgan Straw talk with Ohiopyle State Park Environmental Specialist Barbara Wallace about keeping people informed and educated so they can actively join the effort to preserve Pennsylvania's natural wonders.

Ohiopyle State Park

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.