1889 Park Campground

County Park

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132 Park Road South Fork, PA 15956 814-487-4426 Official Website

GPS: 40.3359, -78.7616

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Overview of 1889 Park Campground

Number of Sites 10

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,574 ft / 479 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of 1889 Park Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/21/2018
West Des Moines, IA
Mercedes-Benz Metris
89 reviews
“More suitable for RVs”

Reviewed 9/17/2019

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

Named after the disastrous 1889 Johnstown Flood, this park is at the site of the dam that burst. I need to remember that my definition of a campground is different than what others think of as a campground; this is more of an RV Park. There are ten sites located on a large gravel lot and would definitely not be suitable for tents. There are five sites on either side of the lot. All have full hook-ups for a very reasonable price ($25 cash or check only). The biggest plus to this campground is the host, Wayne. He immediately greeted us as we arrived and spent time orienting us to the campground and the area, as he is a lifelong resident of the area. He even offered to give us some firewood but when we returned from dinner, it was raining. He showed us that the restrooms were located across the street. Although they were unlocked, when we went to use them at night, we discovered the water had been turned off! It was too late to let Wayne know but he was very surprised to learn this the next morning; he had no idea who had turned the water off. The other downside is the VERY loud coal train which woke us up at just after 5 am. Normally for the restroom issue and loud trains, I would give this two stars but Wayne was very welcoming and apologetic about the restroom issue.

This is not our typical type of campground, but we chose it for its proximity to the Johnstown Flood Memorial which is about a mile from the campground. If you are at all interested in the history of Johnstown, this is a must-visit. There is also a museum in the city of Johnstown, about 12 miles away.

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Rich Travels
40' Redwood
Ford F350 Diesel
22 reviews
“Great little find for short stay!”

Reviewed 10/21/2018

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

This CG is a small 10 site county park with full hookups. It’s gravel, very level and easy to get into. The camp host was super nice and helpful. It is a very quiet CG off the main road. We stayed here while we did a couple of National Park Sites in the area. The Johnstown Flood Memorial is only 1.5 miles down the same road as the CG. The CG itself doesn’t offer any extra activities, but its great for a couple of nights.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Rich Travels would stay here again

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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