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Prince Gallitzin State Park

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Favorite Pennsylvania state park

We go here every year camping. We love it here. It is a beautiful well kept park. Glendale Lake... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
Grove City, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Family Camping, Boating, Picnicking

What it is: a great place for family camping, with plenty of activities for everyone. Boat... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat rentals”(4 reviews)
“hiking trails”(3 reviews)
A 6,249-acre park surrounds beautiful Glendale Lake, in the heart of the Allegheny region.
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966 Marina Rd, Patton, PA 16668-6317
+1 814-674-1000
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We go here every year camping. We love it here. It is a beautiful well kept park. Glendale Lake is great for swimming and fishing or boating.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 533ambers
Reviewed 8 September 2015

What it is: a great place for family camping, with plenty of activities for everyone. Boat rentals of all sorts, from kayaks to 22 person pontoon boats. Many people fishing. Bike rentals. Lake beach and playground. Frequent ranger talks and other shows. The camping is...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank ObservantGuest
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Although the listing says Pittsburgh, PA the park is really in Patton, PA near Altoona. The lake is very nice and supports boating and fishing. My wife, son, DIL, and I just spent two days in one of the modern cabins. They were clean and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Imageezer
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Very clean and beautiful, well taking care of park. Been going there for years with my wife and never had a complaint.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My grandson and I rented a pontoon boat and spent the day at this beautiful state park and lake nestled in the mountains just 26 miles north of Altoona, PA. A well kept secret, the lake contains a variety of fish from Northern Pike to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stayed for three nights. We ended up getting threw before our site was available and was amazed how the camp host & ranger found us so quick and was so accommodating with out making us feel like we where trouble makers. Whole campground was very...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I took a ride to Prince Gallitzin State Park to check out the cleanliness of their tent camp sites. I found the park in general very well kept and clean. The only reason I don't feel it deserves 5 stars is because I found the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank kak3et
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This park is full of wonderful things! There is a water tower on top of Headache hill that you are able to go up on top of and get an outstanding view!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank ns3347
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We discovered Prince Gallitzin State Park when we were looking for a modern cabin for a winter stay. The cabins there are fantastic and we had a great time despite the frigid weather and frozen lake, which was a sight to be seen, however. So...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Sybernet
Reviewed 9 July 2015

i've been camping here as long as i can remember (at least 40 years). Has a little bit of everything.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank cupcakelynn
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Ethan B
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Response from Harry P | Reviewed this property |
If you look in the dumpster at the end of the weekend, you'll see bags of beer cans. I have heard of people getting in trouble but if you put it in something like an insulated coffee mug you should be fine.