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Overview of Cherry at Prince Gallitzin State Park

Prince Gallitzin State Park is located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, and is named after Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, a prominent Catholic missionary. The park spans 6,249 acres and is known for its large 1,635-acre reservoir, Glendale Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, and swimming.

Camping at Cherry

Cherry is one of the camping areas within Prince Gallitzin State Park. Here are some key points to consider when planning a camping trip to this area:

  • Booking a Campsite: It's important to make your reservations ahead of time. This can usually be done online or over the phone. Reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak seasons when campsites can fill up quickly.

  • Campsite Types: Campsites in the Cherry area might include a range of options such as tent sites, RV sites with different hook-up options, and possibly even rustic cabins or yurts, depending on the park's offerings.

  • Facilities & Amenities: These commonly include restrooms with flush toilets, shower houses, potable water, a dump station for RVs, and sometimes a camp store for basic supplies. You will want to check the specifics for Cherry as amenities can vary between camping areas.

  • Recreational Activities: Apart from enjoying the lake, campers can partake in activities such as hiking, bicycling, and wildlife watching. If the area you are camping in is close to Glendale Lake, you might have convenient access to boating ramps and fish piers.

Rules and Regulations

When camping in state parks like Prince Gallitzin, it's important to abide by park rules to ensure safety and preservation of the natural environment. Here are general guidelines:

  • Campsite Occupancy: There are limits to how many people and pieces of equipment can be on a single campsite. Check the specific site details for Cherry.

  • Quiet Hours: Maintain quietness during designated quiet hours, usually in the late evening through early morning hours.

  • Pets: Pet policies are park-specific; some areas may allow pets while others do not. In areas where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a leash and controlled at all times.

  • Alcohol: Some state parks might prohibit alcohol, so verify the rules for Prince Gallitzin.

  • Fires: Campfires are generally allowed in designated areas, but be sure to follow any park-specific guidelines or burn bans that might be in effect.

  • Wildlife: It's crucial not to feed wildlife and to store food securely.

Before You Go

Before heading out to camp at Cherry in Prince Gallitzin State Park, here's what you can do to prepare:

  • Weather Check: Always look at the weather forecast and be prepared for changes in weather conditions.

  • Park Map: Get a map of the park to familiarize yourself with the locations of trails, lakes, and amenities.

  • Contact the Park: For the most current information and specifics about Cherry, it's a good idea to contact the park directly or visit their website. They can provide details about the status of facilities, any alerts, or advisories that are in place.

Remember, the above information provides general guidelines about camping in state parks. For particulars about the Cherry camping area at Prince Gallitzin State Park, be sure to check the park's official resources or contact park management.

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