DCNR Calendar of Events

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

Take a Hike Thursday

Hiking part of the Falls Trail to see our biggest waterfall, Ganoga Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Park and meet at the Lake Rose Lot by the pavilion.

7/19 9am
Invasive Insects

Learn how to identify invasive insects and how you can stop them from taking over! Meet at the Amphitheater.

7/19 2pm
Skull Stand

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls.

7/21 2pm
DiscoverE Kids Program: Lake Life

Children ages 4-12 will celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month by learning about the life found in Lake Jean. Meet at the Visitor Center.

7/21 4pm
Beneficial Bats

Discover the truth about PA bats and why they are good for us. Then watch Race to Save PA Bats and learn how white-nose syndrome affects them. Meet at the...

7/21 7:30pm

Recent Events

Intro to Kayaking


Camping Greener


Backyard Bass


Recent Activity

Irene Wendoloski

Irene Wendoloski left a positive review 7/6/2018

It was beautiful. The evening was perfect and our guide was a lovely young woman. We had a very nice time

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!