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?
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.