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 for Seniors

Hiking the Beach Trail to view the lake. This is a 1.5-mile easy walk for mature adults age 55 and up. Park at Beach Lot #2 and meet by the steps of the...

8/29 9am
More Tremendous Trees

Try your tree identification skills with the trees at the bottom of the park. Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot off of Rt. 118. Contact Rhiannon...

8/29 2pm
Tracks Table

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal tracks. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

8/31 2pm
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....

8/31 4pm
Kayak Lake Jean

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the wildlife. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch. If you are bringing your own boat, no need...

8/31 5pm

Recent Events

Skull Stand


Compass Course


Camping Greener


Recent Activity

John J Booterbaugh

John J Booterbaugh left a positive review 6/26/2019

MIssed it - looking forward to the next one

John J Booterbaugh

John J Booterbaugh left a positive review 6/28/2019

Extremely informative and very interesting! Loved it! Questions went on for an additional 1/2 hour

susie Styer

susie Styer left a positive review 10/2/2018

It was fantastic! We learned some history, hiked a trail we never have before and got some exercise in the process. We never would have attempted that trail without a guide.

Sharon Wunner

Sharon Wunner left a positive review 9/28/2018

Fantastic kayaking event guided by Rhiannon DCNR on Lake Jean

susie Styer

susie Styer left a positive review 9/11/2018

Another challenging hike! Great company along the way!

susie Styer

susie Styer left a positive review 9/6/2018

Beautiful views , a challenging hike along with a pleasant guide. What's not to love?

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!