Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton

#70 of 95 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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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  • August 8, 2017
    If you want a laid back place to fish, camp canoe, kayak or swim, this is the place to go. It is a family friendly state park nestled in the northern part of Cambria County in PA. It is a wonderful pl...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Prince Gallitzin State Park's Crooked Run Camp Ground is really the best in the area. We have been camping for almost 15 years. We have tried many other places for a "new experience" but always end up...  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    SOOOOO many campsites, but they are not on top of each other; plenty of shade and privacy; plenty of wood available. They also sell and deliver 1/2 ($15) and full loads ($30) of split wood. We had abo...  more »

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