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

Mother Nature's Night Life

What do insects do at night? How do they see in the dark? The ultra-violet world, in which insects live, has always intrigued Ryan, the BugMan, and he'll...

7/24 8pm
Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

7/27 8:30am
July Fly Fishing Meet-Ups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by clicking on the links below. Limited Spots. NO fishing license needed for duration of program. The PA Fish and Boat Commission...

7/27 12pm
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...

7/31 5pm
Night Sky Tour

Take a tour of the night sky to view Mars and the springtime constellations. Bring your own binoculars or telescopes. Don't forget your flashlight, bug...

7/31 8pm

Recent Events

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?