Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton

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Prince Gallitzin State Park is a 6249acre Pennsylvania state park in Chest and White Townships, Cambria County, Pennsylvania in the United States, just outside Altoona, Pennsylvania. The park is home to Glendale Lake a man-made lake. It has a large campground with campsites on the lake shore. Prince Gallitzin State Park was named in honor of Prince Demetrius Gallitzin, a Russian nobleman turned Roman Catholic missionary priest who founded the nearby town of Loretto. The park is just off Pennsylvania Routes 553 and 53 just east of Patton.HistoryRussian nobleman turned Catholic missionaryDemetris Gallitzin was born on December 22, 1770 at The Hague in the Netherlands. His name is a form of Galitzine, the Russian princely family in which he was born. His father, Dimitri Alexeievich Galitzine (1735-1803), Russian ambassador to the Netherlands, was an intimate friend of Voltaire and a follower of Diderot; so, too, for many years was his mother, Countess Adelheid Amalie Gallitzin (1748-1806), until a severe illness in 1786 led her back to the Roman Catholic Church, in which she had been raised.
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  • Several beaches with life guards in season. Picnic areas, level fields for games/frisbee, good parking a short walk to the lake, Headache Hill view of the lake with a built in breeze from atop the wat...  more »
  • This is a very nice Campground. We used to Camp there back in the 80s, now I see they have added more electric and full hookup sites. We had site 371 Cherry. Behind us was the host and two other. Site...  more »
  • I have been attending a family reunion for over fourth years in this area. As kids we frequented the lake during the hot month of August often! There are cool things to for all! Swim, boat, kayak, hik...  more »

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