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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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  • They have a lot of spots that are mostly wooded. The lake and beach area are really nice. My only complaint would be with so many spots, it can seem crowded.  more »
  • Our first camping stop on a 3 weeks journey through the USA. Prince Gillitzin State Park is beautiful clean park with huge site. we stayed in Crooked Run Campground, site 067. It's got a nice asphalt ...  more »
  • fishing, swimming, hunting, this area has it all. if you love little towns you must come up and spend a week of relacation here.  more »