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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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  • We visited this area last week when visiting a friend's cabin and I have to say this area is beautiful! The trees were so colorful for the fall season and Glendale lake is so pretty! We took our son f...  more »
  • Just returned from a few days at this wonderful state park -- We rented one of the 10 Modern Cabins with our dog - cooked on the grill and enjoyed the quiet. There is no TV here but my phone worked ve...  more »
  • 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...  more »