Powell Stackhouse Park

Powell Stackhouse Park is a 277 acre nature park located in Westmont Borough, Lower Yoder Township, and Brownstown Borough. The park was a gift to the City of Johnstown from the Cambria Iron Company on March 2, 1931. Read more about the history of the park…

The park is open to the public year-round with special programs for the entire family scheduled seasonally. Families and groups can reserve the picnic pavilions for special events such as family reunions and weddings.

A wide range of activities are always available to visitors to the park.


Seven miles of trails wind through the 277 acre park. From natural paths that zig-zag through the forest and cross the stream to improved paths like the Norton Trail. Hikers of all abilities can travel the park and enjoy its splendor.


The purpose of the permanent orienteering course is to provide the public with ongoing opportunities to experience orienteering, a sport involving navigation with a map and compass.


Youth groups and visitors who want to spend a night within the park may garner a permit from the park ranger. Tents may be pitched at dusk and must be packed up in the morning.

Pavilion Rentals

Area visitors, conventioneers and residents may rent the park’s historic pavilions.

Fire Permits

Enhance your event or overnight stay with a cozy campfire. Fires are permitted in the park with a permit.

Cross Country Skiing

An abundance of gently sloping terrain and improved paths in the park provide the perfect locale for cross country skiers. No permit is required to ski the park.

Nature Study

The diverse flora and fauna found in the park provide visitors an up-close and personal view of the wonders of the Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Region.


Nature photographers have ample opportunities to capture stunning imagery within the park.