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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.


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. 


Prince Gallitzin State Park is in northern Cambria County and is reached by PA 36 and 53 and US 22 and 219.

From US 219, at Carrolltown, turn onto SR 4015. At Patton, take US 36 east to Glendale Lake Road.

From US 22, Cresson Exit, follow PA 53 north. From PA 53, turn at either Frugality or Flinton. At Frugality, following State Park Drive/Marina Road will take you into the major day use areas of the park. From Flinton, Beaver Valley Road will also take you into the park and is a more direct route to the campground.

From I-99, Exit 32, follow PA 36 west, turn right at Ashville onto PA 53 north.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.65124  Long. -78.55522

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

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 office.

Nearest Hospital

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
290 Haida Avenue
Hastings, PA 16646

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