Staple Bend Tunnel Trail Open, Staple Bend Tunnel Close
The Staple Bend Tunnel is closed until further notice, but the Staple Bend Tunnel trail is open for use. Again, the tunnel, NOT THE TRAIL, is closed.
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.
Fees & Reservations
Everyday Individual Fees
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Why have fees?
Managing our public lands is a major financial investment. While most of that investment comes from the general tax base, those who use these areas for recreation derive a greater benefit from--and place a greater burden on--resources than the public at large. These individual park fees redistribute that burden so that users pay an increased share of the costs. We encourage you to participate in recreational activities; such experiences will enhance your visit and create memories. But we also ask you to remember your role in keeping the experience alive for others.
Did You Know?
The Conemaugh Viaduct was used by trains even after the Portage Railroad closed. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 washed the original viaduct away, but a replacement was completed within 3 days of the flood.