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Address : 966 Marina Road
City, State Zip : Patton, PA 16668-6317
Park Manager : Dennis Miller
Contact Information : 814-674-1000
princegallitzinsp@pa.gov
County: Cambria
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • ATTENTION CAMPERS: Camping on Cherry, Beech, Maple, Hemlock & Spruce loops is available during the Spring & Fall on a first come first serve basis by using the honor system procedures displayed at the camp office. Reservations for these areas are only accepted mid-May to Labor Day. NEW FOR 2014-Hickory and Birch Loop will be available for reservations beginning on April 11th through all of the camping season.
  • ATTENTION CAMPERS: REVISION FROM ADVISORY POSTED 12-13-2013: Campsites 364, 367, 371, 407, 408, 410-417, 419-437, and Deluxe Cottage #5 will be closed from April 12th-May 21st and from September 2nd-October 27th and through the beginning of the 2015 camping season as part of a campsite rehabilitation project. Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., park staff will be working with machinery to complete the rehabilitation. Campers are encouraged to plan their trips accordingly. Once the sites are rehabilitated they will be made available for advanced reservations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Firewood Advisory: Invasive Beetles found in Firewood Threaten Forests! Before bringing firewood to a Pennsylvania State Park, please read the information in the linked page about a very real threat to forests in Pennsylvania and all of North America. Firewood Advisory

Park Description

At Prince Gallitzin State Park, the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau cradle sprawling Glendale Lake. Vistas offer scenic views of the 1,635-acre lake with its 26 miles of shoreline, which is a favorite of anglers and boaters. Campers flock to the large campground and also enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. The varied habitats of the park make it a home for many types of wildlife, and a rest stop in the spring and fall migrations.

Things To Do ( 16 Available)

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    • Prince Gallitzin Campground
      Season : 7 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 400 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    Cabins

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    Education Programs

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    Sight Seeing

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    Scenic View

  • Fishing

    Fishing

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    Cross Country Skiing

  • Snowmobile

    Snowmobiles

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    Swimming

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    Picnicking

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    Hunting

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    Boating

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    Trails

    • Herman Fields
      More Difficult 0.73 miles
      Herman Fields Trail: 0.7 mile, easiest hiking Starting at an old road gate along Beaver Valley Road, this trail climbs the hill to join Rhody Trail and intersects with Westrick Trail along the way.
    • Plessinger Trail
      More Difficult 0.97 miles
      Plessinger Trail: 1.2 miles, more difficult hiking This trail leads from the Prince Gallitzin Marina entrance road to Muskrat Beach Day Use Area 1 and meets Muskrat Beach Trail.
    • Connector
      Easiest 0.02 miles
      Connecting Poems trail and Point trails
    • To Amphitheater
      Easiest 0.25 miles
      Footpath access to Amphitheater from Main Road, Red Oak loop and Campground Office
    • Campground Trail
      Easiest 2.05 miles
      Campground Trail: 2.2 miles, easiest hiking This trail follows the shoreline and topography around the campground. Five benches along the trail are great for relaxing and viewing wildlife. This trail is popular for mountain biking.
    • Lakeshore Trail
      Easiest 1.05 miles
      Lakeshore Trail: 0.75 mile, easiest hiking Beginning between cabins 7 and 8, this forested walking trail runs along Glendale Lake and has several scenic views. At Muskrat Beach the trail follows the service road to the group tenting area where it meets Hughes Trail.
    • Connector
      Easiest 0.05 miles
      Connecting Point and Crooked Run trails
    • Foster Run
      More Difficult 1.63 miles
      Foster Run Trail: 1.7 miles, more difficult hiking This trail runs from the Bater Patch Trailhead south along a ridge and then down to the lake near Noel Run. This remote area of the park consists of thick brushy woods over rolling hills. During the summer this trail is used primarily for horseback riding, but is also open to hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling.
    • Gates Ridge
      More Difficult 1.99 miles
      Gates Trail: 2.2 miles, more difficult hiking Accessed from Swartz Road or from Bollinger Trail near McKees Run Boat Launch, this trail loops around the hill above McKees Run.
    • Point Trail
      More Difficult 2.59 miles
      Point Trail: 2.8 miles, more difficult hiking This relatively rugged trail with lots of exposed roots and numerous blown down trees begins at the Point Trailhead. The top loop of the trail follows Crooked Run Branch. The bottom loop of the trail follows the shoreline or a hillside. The trees are a mix of hemlock and hardwoods providing a shady walk.
    • Glendale Riding
      Easiest 3.41 miles
      Glendale Riding Trails: 1.8 miles, more difficult hiking This is a series of interloping trails that is primarily used as a horseback riding area for horseback riding concession. Some trails have heavy humps from many years of equestrian use. During the summer the primary use is horseback riding and other users should be aware and yield to horses. The area consists of rolling terrain through woods with heavy underbrush.
    • Footprint Trail
      More Difficult 0.73 miles
      Footprint Trail: 0.8 mile, more difficult hiking Follow this loop for a fleeting view of the Wyerough Branch to the lake. Near the midway point, hikers can relax on the bench and scout for herons, osprey and bald eagle.
    • Old Glendale Road
      Easiest 1.87 miles
      Old Glendale Road Trail: 1.9 miles, easiest hiking This trail leads from the Glendale Dam across the dam and follows the shoreline along the Slate Lick arm of Glendale Lake to the Bater Patch Trailhead. Along the way it connects to Hagaratty Trail. This is a beautiful walk through the woods with great opportunities to see birds and wildlife.
    • Rhody
      More Difficult 1.04 miles
      Rhody Trail: 1.1 miles, more difficult hiking This trail takes you through Dixon Hollow starting along Swartz Road and ending at Wyerough Finger. Make a loop by taking Herman Fields or Reed trails along the way.
    • Hagaratty Trail
      More Difficult 1.47 miles
      Hagaratty Trail: 1.5 miles, more difficult hiking Starts near the Glendale Dam from the Old Glendale Road Trail and follows along Snake Ridge before descending to meet Old Glendale Road Trail at the Bater Patch Trailhead.
    • Muskrat Beach
      Easiest 0.29 miles
      Muskrat Beach Trail: 0.5 mile, easiest hiking This trail links Troxell Point and Plessinger trails to Muskrat Beach.
    • Forest Trail
      Easiest 0.35 miles
      Forest Trail: 0.4 mile, easiest hiking Watch scampering chipmunks and hear chattering red squirrels while strolling under a canopy of beech, maple and hemlock trees. This short loop is one of the easiest trails in the park.
    • Crooked Run Trail
      More Difficult 0.70 miles
      Crooked Run Trail: 0.7 mile, more difficult - Connecting Deer trail to Point trail. This trail runs on the South side of Crooked Run though heavier wooded areas.
    • Poems Trail
      Easiest 0.51 miles
      Poems Trail: 0.6 mile, easiest hiking Learn about nature through poetry. Pick up a trail guide at the trailhead and follow this trail and read the poems that correspond with locations along the trail. This is an easy walking trail with many interesting poems about nature.
    • Mcdermott
      Easiest 0.70 miles
      McDermott Trail: 0.8 mile, easiest hiking This trail leads from a small parking area along Beaver Valley Road to Bosar Point, the peninsula that separates the Killbuck and Mud Lick fingers of Glendale Lake. The point is a great place to view spring waterfowl.
    • Troxell Point Trail
      More Difficult 2.89 miles
      Troxell Point Trail: 2.8 miles, more difficult hiking This long trail begins at the parking lot along Marina Road near the Pa. Game Commission maintenance building. This trail crosses the length of Haddie Buck Peninsula to Troxell Point. Many trails intersect Troxel Point Trail providing the opportunity for side loops and alternate pathways.
    • Deer Trail
      More Difficult 0.67 miles
      Deer Trail: 0.7 mile, easiest hiking Follow this trail into State Game Land 108 to discover food plots for wildlife. Lucky hikers can see deer or other animals feeding. This trail intersects with Forest Trail.
    • Turkey Ridge Trail
      More Difficult 0.99 miles
      Turkey Ridge Trail: 1.2 miles, more difficult hiking This trail intersects Troxel Point Trail twice and passes through Day Use Area 3. Turkey Ridge Trail passes through a variety of habitats, offering the chance to see a wide variety of animal and bird species. The majority of the trail is relatively flat, making it a good family hike.
    • Headache Hill Connector
      Easiest 0.40 miles
      Headache Hill Connector: 0.35 mile, easiest hiking This trail connects Point trail to Headache Hill observation area. Utilizes part of service Rd. Nice family hike from Campground.
    • Bollinger
      More Difficult 4.03 miles
      Bollinger Trail: 4.1 miles, more difficult hiking This trail stretches from Pickerel Pond to Glendale Dam, passing Beaverdam Marina, the soccer field at Beaver Valley and intersecting many trails. Mountain bikers, horseback riders and snowmobilers all use the trail.
    • Reed
      More Difficult 0.59 miles
      Reed Trail: 0.6 mile, more difficult hiking This short trail connects Westrick Trail to Rhody Trail.
    • Hughes
      More Difficult 0.92 miles
      Hughes Trail: 0.9 mile, more difficult hiking This trail begins in the group tenting area and joins Troxell Point Trail.
    • Westrick
      More Difficult 0.62 miles
      Westrick Trail: 0.7 mile, more difficult hiking This trail begins near Pavilion 1 at Pickerel Pond, crosses Beaver Valley Road and steadily climbs to Shomo Fields then intersects Herman Fields Trail.
    • Noel Run Connector
      More Difficult 0.73 miles
      Noel Run Connector Trail: 0.6 mile, more difficult hiking This short connector tail connects Foster Run Trail to the Glendale Riding Trails. During the summer this trail is used primarily for horseback riding, but is also open to hiking and snowmobiling.
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