• Photo of Lemon House, Level #6, and Engine House on a beautiful summer day.

    Allegheny Portage Railroad

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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  • Picnic Area Road Paving Project

    The park picnic area will be closed from 10/6/2014-10/10/2014 for repaving. The picnic area is schedule to reopen on 10/11/2014. Check back for more updates.

Rivers and Streams

Blair Gap Run is a high qulaity mountain stream running in and out of the park from the Cresson Mountain summit to Duncansville, PA. The headwaters originate at the Main Unit of the park near the Cresson Summit. The stream supports a cold water fishery further down the mountain near Muleshoe Curve.

At the Staple Bend Tunner unit of the park near Mineral Point, PA the park parallels the Little Conemaugh River. Intermittent streams and drainages flow through the park on their way to the river. Unfortunately, these are polluted by acidic abandoned mine drainage, which the park is working to remediate.

Did You Know?

Railroad track attached to a 'sleeper'

When the Portage Railroad opened on March 18, 1834, it was a single track line. The rule was when 2 drivers met the one who had passed the center post had the right to go on. The other driver had to back up. Some sat nose to nose until a magistrate determined who got to the center first.