We drive all day from Gettysburg to Rostraver, PA just south of Pittsburgh. This is a wonderful park with free camping down near the river. I find it on the Free Camping website. When we get there we discover that there’s a biking/hiking trail along the river.
The Yough River Trail is a non-motorized multi-use rail trail that stretches 71 miles (114 km) between McKeesport and Confluence, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Great Allegheny Passage that allows cyclists to bike from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. It is named after and runs along the Youghiogheny River. The trail surface is composed of crushed limestone. It’s part of the Rails to Trails movement.
This is a beautiful and peaceful place. Around dusk a ranger drives up to fill out a form. No charge. Just their ongoing census of how many people use the camping areas. We make dinner on a picnic table under a shelter. Then take an evening walk before sleep at dark.
We slept in the van but ate and hung out under the picnic table shelter.

Tent sites and 3-sided shelters provided for thru hikers or bikers on the trail.
Beautiful trail along the river. Beautiful dog on beautiful trail along the river…