Austin Dam Memorial Park

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Address: 5384 State Route 872 North, Austin, PA 16720




Just outside the quaint town of Austin sits a vivid reminder of one of Pennsylvania’s worst disasters: the Austin Flood. On September 30, 1911, poor construction, coupled with torrential rain, resulted in the dam’s collapse. Nearly 400 million gallons of water were released, destroying the town. At least 78 people perished.

Today, a 76-acre park surrounds the ruins and is open to the public.  Take some great pics, picnic, hike, bike, fish, camp.  Come learn the whole Dam story!

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