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Prince Gallitzin State Park

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evening drive

Beautiful park. Always enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings! Very clean park. Many places to... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Patton, Pennsylvania
Beautiful State Park but not in PIttsburgh, PA

Located in Patton, PA this is a beautiful family oriented park. Camping is one of the finest for... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2015
Mary N
Cresson, Pennsylvania
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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 7 July 2015

Beautiful park. Always enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings! Very clean park. Many places to picnic or just chill.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Too many people with too many unattended children. It's like camping in a playground. Great for RVs, families, kids. Not so great for tents, solitude-seekers, nature lovers. Park trails are good, area is beautiful. Not what we expect from Pennsylvania.

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank wilson6109
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Located in Patton, PA this is a beautiful family oriented park. Camping is one of the finest for families. The lake is beautiful and only small motor boats are permitted. No water skiing. Mainly floating fishing. Make reservations for camping They get full very quick.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, clean and friendly, Crooked Run Campground at Prince Gallitzin State Park has it all. Electric hook-ups as well as primitive camping. Full service store with ice, a kitchen for purchasing sandwiches, pizza and other foods plus yummy ice cream!! Water activities including pontoon boating,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Aycemom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Great Campground there, Fantastic camp store, Sandy beach, nice playground, great hiking, movies under the stars, and WiFi. Really clean and beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Colleebear
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Prince Gallitzen isn't really close to Pittsburgh so that is misleading. It sits on the edge of the Allegheny plateau around a medium sized man-made? lake. The area is not built up much but there are local eating places & ice cream stands. The park...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank AltoonaAdvisor
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We absolutely love it here! We do a lot of fishing and the boat launches are easy to navigate. The camping facilities are great and they are wooded areas for the true camping experience. The swimming areas are also very nice and there are more...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Machelle30
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Spent a weekend here recently and LOVED this park! Park rangers and staff were some of the friendliest I've encountered, and they were very visible throughout the park. My kids participated in a bicycle safety program that Ranger Rich conducted - wow, great job, Rich!...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Familyguy29
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Wonderful experience beginning to end. Rangers were courteous and a very visible presence. Made me feel very secure and cared for. Facilities are the best I've seen camping. Clean bathhouses with great hot water and water pressure.The only exception to this would be the handicapped...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Lovie4
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Beautiful lake, boat rentals, swimming beach, multiple playgrounds, extremely clean facilities with free hot showers, spacious camp sites, plenty of shade, walking trails, ranger led activities nightly at the amphitheater, the list goes on! As a single dad I was pleased with the amount of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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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.