Prince Gallitzin State Park is a 6,249-acre state park in Chest and White Townships, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The park has the famous Glendale Lake, which is a 1,635 acre manmade lake. It also has a massive campground, where visitors can set up camp by the lake shore. The park is also famous for the number of hiking trails located near the campground.
The park was named in honour of Prince Demetrius Gallitzin, a Russian nobleman, who later turned into a priest and founded the town of Loretto nearby. Glendale Lake is a major boating destination in Pittsburgh, and people come from around the country to visit it as well. Fishing is a favourite sport, with common game fish like pike, bass, perch and bluegill found in the Glendale waters.
- For hiking beginners, try the Crooked Run trail, which is an easy 1.5-mile (2.4 km) hiking trail. It passes along Crooked Run through a hemlock and hardwood forest.
- In some locations in the park, equestrian, mountain biking and snowmobiling is allowed as well.
Prince Gallitzin State Park has pretty much everything a nature enthusiast could need. There are only a few other places like this in and around Pittsburgh where one can explore the great outdoors with not a care in the world.
Prince Gallitzin State Park Travel Tips
- Visitors interested in staying overnight can use one of 437 campsites or rent one of the 10 cabins at Prince Gallitzin State Park.
- Hunting is permitted at Prince Gallitzin State Park. Hunters are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
- There are over 1,000 picnic tables at the park.
- Sharon’s Pizza Palace
- Sir Barney’s Restaurant
- Grandma Lena’s BBQ
- Pirates Cove Pub & Grill
- Eats N Treats
- Josie’s Restaurant
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7.47% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Prince Gallitzin State Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
42.42% of people start their Prince Gallitzin State Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Prince Gallitzin State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Prince Gallitzin State Park