Scripture Rocks

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Explore Scripture Rocks Park

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park is a free public access site open Dawn-Dusk from April-October (weather depending). The park is located on Route 28, 1/8-mile south of I-80 exit 81.

ADA-Accessible pond Pollinator Habitat

The Jefferson County Historical Society’s crew of dedicated staff and volunteers responded to a community need during the 2020 Covid crisis to make an area of the Park ADA-accessible, allowing more people to benefit from this unique outdoor nature venue and be able to take part in our environmental and cultural heritage programming. 

A grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation funded the ADA-accessible area and picnic tables.  Split rail fencing and a dock to view the pond wildlife (not ADA-accessible) completed the project. The ADA area doubles as our Educational Staging Area overlooking the Pond and Native Plant Pollinator Habitat.

Come enjoy this serene setting and experience nature!

Trail Guide Booklet

The park is sectioned into color coded loops for easy way finding. Each engraved rock is individually numbered and corresponds to the trail guide, providing insight to their meaning. Information panels along the trails also help tell the story of Stahlman and highlight other aspects of the park including local history, lumber heritage, wildlife, geology, and a small prehistoric archaeological site located within the park.


Scripture Rocks Park provides great opportunities for schools and organizations to take advantage of our educational programs to teach kids of all ages. Working with professionals in their field, we are able to offer cultural history tours and field trips. We also host various 4th grade school districts annually for an all-inclusive immersive nature and cultural history experience.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss opportunities for your school or organization.


Picnic Pavilion

A public picnic area and restroom are available at the trailhead along with other picnic tables. The picnic area is for public use and available on a first come, first served basis. Power is available for an additional cost. Please notify JCHC in advance of reservation.

If you are wishing to reserve the pavilion for guaranteed availability, contact JCHC (814) 849-0077. We request a donation of $25.


No hiking trail is without a certain amount of danger. It is your responsibility to determine if it is safe for you and your family. If you have issues walking on uneven ground or slopes, it is best to avoid them.

Trails are not ADA accessible.

Allow approximately 2 hours for your visit.

  • Respect the park and wildlife

  • Stay on the trails and beware of poison ivy

  • Do not use crayons, paint, or other items on engravings

  • Do not deface the site by carving or reworking old ones

  • Do not remove artifacts of any kind

  • Do not litter

  • Keep pets on a leash and dispose of animal waste properly

  • Report any vandalism. Destruction to park property, signage, or defacing the rocks will result in prosecution including conservation costs.


Rock Gallery