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Prince Gallitzin State Park
Prince Gallitzin State Park Sunset Glendale Lake © Jeffrey Spinneweber
from shoreline near cabin 1 looking across sunset just after all day rain.
Prince Gallitzin State Park Bald Eagle © Tim Long
966 Marina Road
Patton, Pennsylvania   16668

Phone: 814-674-1000
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
The 6,249-acre Prince Gallitzin State Park is in the scenic Allegheny Plateau Region of Pennsylvania. Large portions of the park can be seen from several easily accessible vistas. The major attractions to the park are the 1,600-acre Glendale Lake and the large campground.
Ten modern cabins are for rent year-round. Cabins are furnished and have a living area, kitchen/dining area, shower room, and two or three bedrooms. Two bedroom cabins sleep six people (one double bed and two bunks), while three bedroom cabins sleep eight people (one double bed and three bunks).
Camping: modern sites, some with electricity

A 437-site tent and trailer campground is open from the second Friday in April through mid-December. Facilities and services offered in the campground include; camp store with coin-operated laundry, guarded swimming beach, boat mooring area, boat rental, playgrounds, paved sites, showers, flush toilets and sanitary dump stations.
A sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. A food concession, modern bathhouses, dressing rooms and a large picnic area are in and around the swimming area.
Boating: up to 20 hp motors permittedThe 1,600-acre Glendale Lake has nine public boat launching areas conveniently located throughout the park, along with three public mooring facilities for sailboats, pontoon boats and runabouts. Marina slips are available at Beaver Valley and at Prince Gallitzin marinas. A watercraft concession and marina provides various services, including: watercraft rentals, repairs to boats and motors, and the sale of fuel.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Over 1,000 picnic tables are available throughout the park. The vast majority of these are adjacent to the swimming area in day use areas 1, 2 and 3. Five picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Biking: All bicyclists may use park roads open to public travel. Campers may cycle the 2.3-mile multi-use trail around the perimeter of the campground.

Mountain Biking: In the northern part of the park, the 20-mile snowmobile trail network is open for mountain biking and hiking. Bikers should follow the rules of the road and common courtesies.

For more information on mountain biking, contact the park office or www.cyclesa.com/offroad, follow the link to Beginner Trails and Killbuck Run. The Web site has maps, queue sheets and additional information.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 6 by pkwood
This park has gone downhill. I have been going there since 1972 and the changes have been many but in the last 15 years it has gone down hill.. I would say from a 10 to a 3...
December 11 nice rangers coming since i was 4
fishing, bike riding,trails,and swimming
December 10 This is the best park ever!!!!!!!!!

Area Cabins and Lodges
Glendale Yearound
110 Troxell Spring Rd
Flinton, PA
(814) 687-4216
Glendale Yearound: Property Owner's Office
110 Troxell Spring Rd
Flinton, PA
(814) 687-4220

Prince Gallitzin State Park is in northern Cambria County and is reached by PA 36 and PA 53 and US 219.

From US 219, at Carrolltown turn onto SR 4015. At Patton, take PA 36 east to Glendale Lake Road.

From PA 53, turn at either Frugality or Flinton. At Frugality, following State Park Drive/Marina Road will take you into the major day use areas of the park. From Flinton, Beaver Valley Road will also take you into the park and is a more direct route to the campground.

From I-99, Exit 32, follow PA 36 north, turn right at Ashville onto PA 53 north.


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