Things To Do

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

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 Club House
Brief Park Ranger guided tours of the building are made during our Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tours. Guided tours of all three floors of this structure are offered as part of our Path of the Flood Van Tours. All tours are conducted during the summer months. Click on Calendar to see if tours will be available on the day of your visit.

A Walk Through the Ruins
Join a Park Ranger for a guided walk through the ruins of the South Fork Dam daily at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Programs begin on Saturday, June 5, 2021 and continue until September 26, 2021. This interpretive walk will last approximately 45 minutes and will take you to the bottom of the dam, through the breach and back up out of the dam on the other side. Participants will learn about May 31, 1889, the hillside across from the dam, and much more! Please note that the last portion of the walk contains a steep section. The walk is approximately 1/3 mile.

Participants are encouraged to wear proper shoes and bring water. The meeting location is on the South Abutment. The walk is weather and staff dependent. Please call the Visitor Center at 814-886-6171 on the day of your visit to see if the program is being offered. No reservations are required! This walk can also be done self-guided.

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 speaker programs will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Club House of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Evening on the Lake Programs are not offered for the 2021 season.

Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tour
This is a one-hour, ranger-led van tour. The tour makes a brief stop at the Club House and onto the remains of the South Fork Dam. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tours are not offered for the 2021 season.
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.

Path of the Flood Van Tour
Path of the Flood Van Tours are four-hour tours which trace the path of the Johnstown Flood. They are offered at 1:00 pm on select Saturdays throughout the Summer. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Path of the Flood Van Tours are not offered for the 2021 season.
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 are offered on Sundays during the summer months in three versions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Path of the Flood Hikes are not offered for the 2021 season.

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Last updated: June 4, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956

Phone:

(814) 886-6171

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