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.
Fees & Reservations
Everyday Individual Fees
National Parks of Western Pennsylvania (Five Park) Pass:
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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?
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.