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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 1/19/2021:  Effective Sunday December 6, 2020

  • All in-person programs are canceled until at least March 31st.

  • This cancelation includes all State Park and Forestry hosted events and festivals.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will be offered.  Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.

Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:

  • Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed

Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors

  • The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.

  • If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.

  • The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.

  • This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.     If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order.  The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

Caution: Please be advised that hunting season is open and permitted in designated areas within state parks.  For your protection, all visitors should take proper precautions such as wearing a fluorescent orange vest and hat while recreating in areas of the park that are open to hunting during your visit.  If you have questions please contact the park office.

For the 2021 camping season, Hemlock and Beech Loops are closed for construction, to complete campsite upgrades.  Once the upgrades are complete Hemlock and Beech Loops will be reopened.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

 

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

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.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open year round from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the office is also open Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Contact the park office for specific facility seasons and hours.

Reservations

Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 

Directions

Prince Gallitzin State Park is in northern Cambria County.

From US 219 North, take the Carrolltown Exit onto Plank Road and follow into the Borough of Carrolltown. Make a right turn at the church onto Carroll Road towards Patton. At the light in Patton, make a right turn. After you pass Sheetz, take the third left onto Glendale Lake Road. Follow for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Beaver Valley Road for the campground and west side of the park. Continue on Glendale Lake Road to Marina Road for the east side of the park, the Park Office, and Muskrat Beach.

From US219 South, follow into the Borough of Carrolltown. Make a left turn at the church onto Carroll Road towards Patton. At the light in Patton, make a right turn. After you pass Sheetz take the third left onto Glendale Lake Road.  Follow for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Beaver Valley Road for the campground and west side of the park.  Continue on Glendale Lake Road to Marina Road for the east side of the park, the Park Office, and Muskrat Beach.

From US 22, Cresson Exit, follow PA 53 north. A left turn onto State Park Road, which becomes Marina Road, leads to the south and east sides of the park (including Muskrat Beach). A left turn onto Beaver Valley Road leads to the west side of the park and the campground.

From I-99, Exit 32, follow PA 36 north, turn right in Ashville onto PA 53 north. A left turn onto State Park Road, which becomes Marina Road, leads to the south and east sides of the park (including Muskrat Beach). A left turn onto Beaver Valley Road leads to the west side of the park and the campground.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.65124  Long. -78.55522

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Environmental education staff offer a wide variety of environmental education programs year round.

Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward the natural and cultural resources of the park.

Recreational programming includes kayak and pontoon boat tours of Lake Glendale. Additional programs offered include nature hikes, bird identification, and nature-based campfire programs at the campground amphitheater. 

Curriculum-based environmental education field learning experiences are available for K - 12 school groups, youth organizations, and homeschool associations. Call the park office to schedule a group program. A variety of professional development workshops are also offered for teachers.

Contact the park office or explore the online calendar of events for Prince Gallitzin State Park for more information on programs and other learning opportunities.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use on the lake side of the Prince Gallitzin Marina parking lot. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. 

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park and campground offices.

Nearest Hospital

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
290 Haida Avenue
Hastings, PA 16646
814-247-3100

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