• 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

Things To Know Before You Come

Accessibility options are available for all of our visitors needing a bit of extra care. Please tell us how we can help you enjoy Your National Park to the fullest!

Pets
Pets on a 6 foot leash are welcome. They are NOT permitted in buildings and you cannot tie them to park features or facilities. Service animals, of course, are not pets and are welcome to assist their owner as needed.

Trash Free Park
Trash cans have been removed from the park to protect and improve the environment. Please take your trash when you leave and dispose of it properly.

This program is designed to encourage reuse and recycling practices. We all share the responsibility for managing solid waste and the park's environment. Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and Friendship Hill National Historic Site 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 is no food service available within the park. Snacks and bottled water are available in the bookstore.

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.

Lodging
There are no overnight accomodation (hotels, motels, cabins, or camping areas) in the park. Lodging may be available in the nearby cities of Johnstown, Ebensburg, Altoona or in some of the smaller communities (Cresson, Gallitzin, etc). Please plan ahead or contact the Johnstown Convention and Visitors Bureau for ideas.

Did You Know?

Johnstown Dam

The Dam was originally built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a reservoir for the canal basin in Johnstown. It took from 1838-1853 to construct and fill, yet the canal system was obsolete by 1854.