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Prince Gallitzin State Park

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Address: 966 Marina Rd, Patton, PA 16668-6317
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07:00 - 17:00
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A 6,249-acre park surrounds beautiful Glendale Lake, in the heart of the...

A 6,249-acre park surrounds beautiful Glendale Lake, in the heart of the Allegheny region.

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great park, staffed by great people.

we rented a cabin for a couple of nights and hiked by the lake and enjoyed the beauty of this park. I am impressed with the PA state park system. the modern cabins are a great... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Washington, Dc
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Washington, Dc
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

we rented a cabin for a couple of nights and hiked by the lake and enjoyed the beauty of this park. I am impressed with the PA state park system. the modern cabins are a great value, clean and nice. Only about 50$ a night. We live in Virginia, the cabins in the Virginia state parks are more then double... More 

Thank Umbaraka
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This state park is about 30 minutes from where we live. It is a great local park. The area is very clean. There are camping areas - nice with showers and restrooms. I have never camped overnight there but have visited friends for "day camping". You can rent several types of water crafts. There is fishing and boating. Many places... More 

Thank Pamomanddad
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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312 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

They have a lot of spots that are mostly wooded. The lake and beach area are really nice. My only complaint would be with so many spots, it can seem crowded.

Thank Electraglide2005
Barrie, Canada
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Our first camping stop on a 3 weeks journey through the USA. Prince Gillitzin State Park is beautiful clean park with huge site. we stayed in Crooked Run Campground, site 067. It's got a nice asphalt platform and fire pit near the back of the site. Also a walking trail behind us which only took us 1 minute to get... More 

Thank CoachAdventures
Flinton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

fishing, swimming, hunting, this area has it all. if you love little towns you must come up and spend a week of relacation here.

Thank gigboxmusic
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited this area last week when visiting a friend's cabin and I have to say this area is beautiful! The trees were so colorful for the fall season and Glendale lake is so pretty! We took our son fishing here for a few hours. The area is very well maintained and there is no garbage anywhere. There are a... More 

Thank Chelsie H
Pittsburgh, PA
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Just returned from a few days at this wonderful state park -- We rented one of the 10 Modern Cabins with our dog - cooked on the grill and enjoyed the quiet. There is no TV here but my phone worked very well for keeping up with things, but by the second day I opted not to bother with that... More 

Thank RGS50
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in mid October. With our dog in one of the two pet loops. Really nice during the week, until Friday when the weekend crowd arrived. We are from a neighboring state with different pet polices. Pennsylvania has some very restrictive pet polices.IMO. You can only walk your pet in certain areas of the campground. Your not... More 

Thank T M
Lakeland, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A wonderful place with many activities...boating, swimming and great places to bike and hike! The camp store is exceptional and provides for most every need. The staff and hosts are very helpful and friendly. The only negative is its popularity...on weekends and holidays, the 400+ campsites are packed, but during the week, quite relaxing and peaceful. We really enjoyed our... More 

Thank Gary C
Patton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This beautiful lake has something for everyone. It is serene, quiet a great place to relax and get away from it all. The Rangers have educational programs throughout the summer. Lovely picnic and beach areas. They also have cabins available for rent at the lake and numerous trailer rental areas. Every fall they host an Apple Cider Festival that has... More 

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