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Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 pe...  read more »
  • 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 f...  read more »
  • 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 beac...  read more »
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