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.
GPS flaws may direct drivers into the town of Gallitzin instead of to the park. Some users report putting the town as "Cresson" instead of "Gallitzin" produces the correct driving directions. You may wish to verify your route using a roadmap. Regardless of which direction you are driving on U.S. Route 22, the Gallitzin Exit followed by a right turn will take drivers to the park visitor center.
GPS coordinates 40.4583206, -78.5497341
There is no public transportation to or within the park. Cambria County, Pennsylvania, senior citizens may be able to arrange transportation through the senior services buses.
Amtrak stops in Johnstown and Altoona.
Approximately 171 miles (3 1/2 hours) from Washington, DC, Dulles Airport
Approximately 244 miles (4 1/2 hours) from Philadelphia International Airport.
Did You Know?
In 1843 cars of bacon and whiskey, left overnight in the tunnel, caught fire from a locomotive spark and the whiskey exploded. Staple Bend Tunnel was closed for a couple of days for repair.