On May 31, 1889, the greatest disaster in Pennsylvania history occurred when the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River burst. The waters of Lake Conemaugh went roaring through the valley, causing significant damage to the communities downstream and resulting in the death of over 2,200 people, making it, at the time, the largest loss of life in a single event in US history.
Greenhouse Park is situated along the Stonycreek River between Johnstown and Tire Hill and offers pavilions, a volleyball court, walking track and other amenities within its 11 acres. Located along PA Route 403 at 100 Greenhouse Road, Johnstown, the park has become one of the region’s most-popular event venues, hosting the Stonycreek Rendezvous, Thunder in the Valley events, Wing Blasts, concerts and a variety of community events each year.
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There will be a closure along Raccoon Park Road starting Monday, January 23, 2017 and tentatively ending in August of 2017. The road will be closed from the Lakeside Restroom to the Southern Boat Launch near the boat rental. The Lakeside Restroom and Southern Boat Launch will both be accessible during this time. The boat trailer parking lot between those areas will be closed. Visitors with boat trailers are asked to park in the parking lot across from the boat rental parking lot at the entrance to the beach area. Traffic from US 30 to the beach, campground, park office or cabin areas should plan an alternate route. Wildflower Reserve
The Wildflower Reserve contains one of the most diverse stands of wildflowers in western Pennsylvania–over 700 species of plants. Top 10 Activities at Raccoon Creek
There are dozens of fun activities to do at Raccoon Creek State Park, but here’s a list to get you started. Raccoon Creek State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most visited state parks. It began as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s during the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era. The park encompasses 7,572 acres and features the beautiful 100-acre Raccoon Lake. Facilities are a mix of modern and rustic with group camps from the CCC era.
Glide through our all-water limestone cavern on the tour, given entirely by boatTake a ride on the wild side through the farm, nature, and wildlife park tourBrowse in our large gift shop, located in the visitors center, for gems, rock specimens, plush apparel, books, and moreEnjoy a bison or longhorn burger in the Cave Cafe, or picnic in our beautiful pastoral settingReserve a ride traveling from the cave rock to the mountaintop on the Cave Rock Mountain Tour“Get Lost” in Prospector Pete’s Miner’s Maze