Things To Do

Check out the Great Events/Things to Do in the park:

Summer 2018 Special Programs and Events:
Click on the above link to learn about special programs and events that will be held in summer 2018 at Johnstown Flood National Memorial and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

Lake View Visitor Center
View two floors of exhibits and the park's film "Black Friday." Film is shown at 15 minutes past the hour (9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15).

Historic South Fork Fishing and Hunting Clubhouse
Park Ranger guided tours of all three floors of this structure will be offered as part of our 129th Johnstown Flood anniversary commemoration on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Guided tours of all three floors are also given during the Path of the Flood Van Tours.

Trails
Remains of the dam are preserved within the park and are short walks from convenient parking spots.

Evening on the Lake Programs:
"Evening on the Lake," Programs feature either Park Rangers or guest speakers presenting about the Johnstown Flood, usually, with breaking research. Presentations are held on Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm. The 2018 Evening on the Lake lecture series schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 11-The Three Telegraph Messages
Saturday, September 15-TBD

Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tour:
These tours will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from Saturday, June 2-Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. Please call (814) 886-6170 for more information.
Due to the length of this tour, it is not recommended for children aged seven (7) years and under. Please be advised that because we cannot ensure that car seats are properly and safely installed on the vans and/or the bus, we cannot accommodate them on van tours. If a child arrived to the park in a car seat, they must always be in a car seat. No allowances will be made for "holding" children while on a van tour. Thank you for your understanding.

Tales of the Great Flood:
Tales of the Great Flood Ranger talks will take place in the Visitor Center theater, following showings of the park film, "Black Friday." These talks will be approximately 15-minutes long and will be held:
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays:
10:55 am and 2:55 pm.
Mondays-Thursdays:
10:55 am, 1:55, pm, and 2:55 pm.
These programs will be held from Saturday, June 2,-Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Path of the Flood Van Tour:
These tours will be offered on the following Saturdays during summer 2018. Reservations are required: June 2, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 15, and September 29.
Due to the length of this tour, it is not recommended for children aged seven (7) years and under. Please be advised that because we cannot ensure that car seats are properly and safely installed on the vans and/or the bus, we cannot accomodate them on van tours. If a child arrived to the park in a car seat, they must always be in a car seat. No allowances will be made for "holding" children while on a van tour. Thank you for your understanding.

Path of the Flood Hikes:
Path of the Flood Hikes will be offered on the following Sundays during summer 2018. Reservations are required:
Version I-Ehrenfeld to Franklin-June 3
Version II-Franklin to the Stone Bridge-July 8
Version II-Aftermath of the flood-August 26.

Related Places in the Area you don't want to miss:

Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitor Bureau

Johnstown Flood Museum

Last updated: April 21, 2018

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Mailing Address:

733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956

Phone:

(814) 886-6170

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