• A view of the South and North abutments of the South Fork Dam.  The Visitor Center, Unger House, and Spring House are visible in the background.  As is visible, a spur railroad line connects coal trains with the main line of the railroad.

    Johnstown Flood

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Directions

Car

GPS coordinates: 40.3461103, -78.7706215
The park visitor center is located just off PA Route 869 in the town of St Michael.

Take US Route 219 to the St Michael/Sidman exit. At the end of the exit ramp head East on PA 869 (there is a park sign at the end of the exit ramp). Travel approximately 1.5 miles on PA 869 watching for a left turn onto Lake Road at the sign for Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Follow Lake Road 1.5 miles until the visitor center appears on your right. Please park safely in the designated parking lot and not block any emergency access roads.

Public Transportation

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.

By Rail

Amtrak stops in Johnstown and Altoona.

By Plane

Approximately 79 miles (2 hours) from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.

Approximately 166 miles (3 1/2 hours) from Washington, DC, Dulles Airport

Approximately 244 miles (4 1/2 hours) from Philadelphia International Airport.

Commuter flights may be available to the Johnstown-Cambria Airport, 4 miles (15 minutes away, no public transportation between), or the Altoona/Blair County Airport in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, 31 miles (58 minutes away, no public transporation between).

Did You Know?

after flood recovery

By July 1st, stores opened on Main Street for business. Five years later an observer would have been hard pressed to imagine the destruction in the valley on May 31, 1889.