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

Phone

570-477-5675

Website

dcnr.pa.gov

Region

East

Manager

Scott Wilson

Email

rickettsglensp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Waterfowl Walk

Have you noticed the feathered frenzy lately? Spring is the time to welcome back all of our migrating birds. We will drive to various points around Ricketts...

4/20 9am
VIRTUAL Homeschool Day K-6

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. This program is for homeschool or cyber school...

4/21 10am
Earth Day Hike

Hiking part of the Falls Trail to see our biggest waterfall, Ganoga Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Good boots are recommended for walking. Park...

4/22 9am
Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

4/23 2pm
VIRTUAL Homeschool Day 7-12

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. This program is for homeschool or cyber school...

5/25 1pm

Recent Events

Night Sky Tour

4/16/2021

Waterfowl Walk

4/13/2021

Recent Activity

Sharon Wunner

Sharon Wunner left a positive review 10/22/2020

Fantastic hike along great trails to Cherry Run Creek. Great leader Rhiannon!

Phil Pratt

Phil Pratt left a positive review 8/30/2019

We loved it. Instructor was great and it was wonderful to see Saturn and Jupiter.

Phil Pratt

Phil Pratt left a positive review 8/31/2019

The instructor was great as always. My family and I had a blast. It was very informative.

Phil Pratt

Phil Pratt left a positive review 8/31/2019

The instructor was great as always. My family and I had a blast. It was very informative.

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?