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“Neat little park”

Prince Gallitzin State Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Patton
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Owner description: A 6,249-acre park surrounds beautiful Glendale Lake, in the heart of the Allegheny region.
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I have been attending a family reunion for over fourth years in this area. As kids we frequented the lake during the hot month of August often!
There are cool things to for all!
Swim, boat, kayak, hiking, cook out etc.. there are cabin rentals not far from the lake also.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I come out here routinely to enjoy all the various things the park has to offer. The hiking is excellent, as well as all the places you can go biking. Several scenic places along the trails to stop for photos. Fishing can be hit or miss, (I've been coming here for 20+ years and it's earned the nickname "The Dead Sea" for a reason) but when they're biting expect a good catch. Kayaking is excellent here and offers plenty of area to paddle. Campsites are always nice and the bath houses are clean. Definitely a family friendly place. I love it here and I'll continue to visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank an0therguest
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Reviewed 8 August 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 place just to get away and become attuned to nature.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kooolmomma
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

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 returning to PGSP, as locals we refer to it as Glendale. We only live 25-30 min from the campground, but it's like entering another world. Turn off your phones bc they scarcely work; although there is now wifi for $7 / day. It's not great but if you need to reply to a few work emails it will do the job. Texting family elsewhere on the state park grounds is iffy depending on your carrier. Bathroom facilities are clean and plentiful. Even when the park is crowded everything is cleaned daily and supplied adequately. Showers have warm water, and there are water pumps elsewhere in the park. Although we do usually pack drinking water, I've never seen a problem with the spigot pumps - other reviews said not to drink it, but I think they're full of mud! The trails are awesome. We always book a pet friendly spot in RedOak. There are several pet-access areas. If you are a first timer, ask for a map at check in, otherwise, it's easy to take the wrong trail. The beach is always hopping and my daughters rented kayaks. The water is clean & clear. There are many beautiful and peaceful places to sit and appreciate the day. Each loop seems to have something ... giant sandbox, play area, beach, horseshoe pits, amphitheater, bike riding loop... its fantastic. Pic your preference. We have never had any problems with the staff or hosts - PGSP does a great job.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 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 about a 200ft walk to the bathhouse, which was clean and well lit at night. There is a very nice trail that goes all around the campground, making it easy to get to the beach. The camp store had just about everything you would need and is open on weekends until 8 PM. We had to buy an air mattress and ice cream. :) You can rent boats for the lake.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank leetl319
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