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!
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. 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 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.
Did You Know?
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.