DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Ricketts Glen State Park

August 15 - September 14, 2018

Wednesday, August 15

Invasive Insects

Learn how to identify invasive insects and how you can stop them from taking over!

Intro to Kayaking

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up....

Thursday, August 16

Take a Hike Thursday

Hiking the Highland Trail and Bear Walk Trail to see F.L.Ricketts Falls. This is a 3.5-mile moderate hike. Park and meet at Beach Lot #2 by the bulletin...

Tremendous Trees

Stop by the Amphitheater to discover the trees that grow in our park.

Friday, August 17

Viewing Venus

See Venus in a completely new way with our telescope. Registration required by emailing rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780. Park and meet at the...

Saturday, August 18

Backyard Bass

Come to the Lake Jean Beach to learn the basics of casting by fishing for targets. Fun for all ages!

DiscoverE Kids Program: Geology

Children ages 4-12 will become rock hounds and learn all about rocks. Park and meet at the Visitor Center

Black Bears

Guest presenter from PA Game Commission, Bill Williams, will cover black bear biology and behavior, ecology, management, and hunting opportunities. Don’t...

Tuesday, August 21

Nature Story

Bring your children to the Amphitheater to enjoy a story and participate in an activity, game, or craft. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Alien Attack

Learn how to recognize invasive plants and how to defeat the aliens by becoming a citizen scientist to help us! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Wednesday, August 22

Compasses, Maps, and You!

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

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Park and meet at the Amphitheater.

Thursday, August 23

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.

Animal Tracks

Come to the Amphitheater and learn how to identify common animal tracks you may find in the park. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Saturday, August 25

Skull Stand

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls. Fun for all ages!

Intro to Kayaking

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up....

Sunset Paddle

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the sunset. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling...

Tuesday, August 28

Take a Hike Tuesday

Hiking the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls. This is a 1-mile easy hike. Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot off of Rt. 118.

Invasive Insects

Learn how to identify invasive insects and how you can stop them from taking over!

Wednesday, August 29

Camping Greener

Learn camping skills that reduce impacts on the environment. Park and meet at the Amphitheater.

Intro to Kayaking

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up....