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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

Homeschool Day K-6th graders

All programs for this day are for homeschool or cyber school families with children in grades K-6. Celebrating International Turtle Day 9:00-9:30am Turtle...

5/23 9am
Tracks Table

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

5/26 2pm
From Woodchips to Sawdust Film

Watch this documentary from 1926 about the last of the large lumber operations in PA. Meet in the Visitor Center.

5/26 4:30pm
Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way. Meet at the Visitor Center, and then we will drive to the town.

5/26 5pm
Sunset Paddle

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the sunset. Meet at the Western Boat Launch. Registration required by emailing rhsummers@pa.gov or...

5/26 7:30pm

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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!