Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties.

695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814








Scott Wilson



Upcoming Events

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater.

8/23 9:30am
Compass Course

Put your compass and map skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Lake Jean Beach house.

8/23 10:30am
Outdoor Ethics of Camping.

Learn camping skills that reduce impacts on the environment. Meet in the Amphitheater.

8/24 10am
Intro to Kayaking

Ages 12 and up. Meet at the Lake Jean Beach House. Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills...

8/25 2pm
Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking part of the Falls Trail to see our biggest waterfall, Ganoga Falls. (Moderate hike – 1 mile) Park and meet at the Lake Rose Lot by the pavilion.

8/26 9am

Recent Events

Tree Detectives


Tremendous Trees


Tracking Walk


Animal Tracking


Recent Activity

Sandra Prevuznak

Sandra Prevuznak left a positive review 7/19/2016

I can't say enough about this wonderful camp. My grandsons attended and loved every second of it. Rihanna was the instructor and she did an awesome job! They learned so much. I would highly recommend it!

Tonia Jordan

Tonia Jordan left a positive review 5/25/2015

Fascinating! We learned so much from Park Ranger Judy about ancient forests and the native plants and trees on the Evergreen Trail!