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.
Things To Know Before You Come
Trash Free Park
This program is designed to encourage reuse and recycling practices. We all share the responsibility for managing solid waste and the park's environment. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial participate in the "Leave no Trace" program.
The many benefits of this program include removing garbage and recycling containers and associated odors from within the park, reducing annoying pests and unsightly conditions. Eliminating the need for disposal services will also allow the parks an opportunity to make more productive use of available park resources.
Where to Eat
There are several restaurants nearby offering a variety of fare, or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the day! There is a wooded picnic area within the park as well as tables near the visitor center. There are no grills available or fires allowed near the visitor center tables.
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.