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Take the main entrance! Pass the dam, road on left. The road in town is for 4x4 only. The dam is an unusual sad landmark that is filled with history. There are little signs everywhere telling a story. It also looks like a great fishing...More
This is a fascinating place that leaves quite an impact when you consider what happened here. We arrived on a day that no one was there to offer any information beyond the signage. We left wanting to learn more by seeking out any videos or...More
Stopped here yesterday while camping at Sinnamahoning State Park. If you are unfamiliar with the Austin Dam disaster, it was the second biggest loss of life in Pennsylvania history, aside from the Johnstown catastrophe.
The part is pretty great considering everything about it has been...More
Being in and around the broken dam is very haunting but humbling. To know that the town of Austin had fallen and burned so many times, and would rebuild every since time was astounding. The memorial park is very nice. It's a shame the dam...More
Austin Dam Memorial Park is a beautiful park memorializing a Sept 30, 1911 event that still ranks as one of the worst dam failures in US history. 78 people lost their lives as the poorly constructed and ill maintained dam released about 200 million gallons...More
We were unable to pull of to visit as the roads in the park were not plowed, but the view of the dam from the road is quite impressive. I would like to go back and walk amongst the ruins sometime. I would recommend the...More
I had saw the documentary and to see the ruins, was touching, to imagine the dam and the town before the tragic failure, it's just sad. It would have been nice,if it had more parking and a nice building on site,but it all seems so...More
Austin Dam, it broke in 1911 and 75 people in Austin were killed.. The dam is impressive and you can walk all around it.. What is amazing is the little tiny creek that was used to dam up the dam many years ago.