"The Dam is Becoming Dangerous and May Possibly Go!"

The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20,000,000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, PA.  The flood killed 2,209 people but it brought the nation and the world together to aid the "Johnstown sufferers."  The story of the Johnstown Flood reminds us all, "...that we must leave nothing undone for the preservation and protection of our brother men."

The South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club Clubhouse

South Fork Fishing and Hunting Clubhouse

Sitting along Lake Conemaugh, this building was the main structure of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club.

Lake View Visitor Center

Lake View Visitor Center

The Lake View Visitor Center has two floors of exhibits and the park film, "Black Friday."

Last updated: March 6, 2021

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733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956


(814) 886-6171

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