Please be aware that part of the public area loop has been closed until further notice as the park starts preparatory efforts for this summer's paving project on the Picnic Area Road.
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 1834, a passenger on the Portage wrote that the engine houses appeared "like fairy castles seated on the tops of lofty hills, and shaded and surrounded by towering oaks and hemlocks". Today, a new generation of hemlock, Pennsylvania's state tree, survives in Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS.