Ricketts Glen State Park

Waterfall, Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton, Columbia County

Address: 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, Columbia County

Highlights

  • One of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania
  • Covering 13,193 acres
  • Ricketts Glen harbours The Glens Natural Area - a National Natural Landmark
  • Hike the Falls Trail System to explore the glens & a series of free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside
  • Ganoga Falls (94 ft) is the highest of 22 named waterfalls
  • Old-growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the beauty
  • The park also offers hiking, fishing & camping

Key Details

  • Visitors can expect to spend at least 4-6 hours at the park, or multiple days exploring the full park and its offerings
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Open: Dawn to dusk daily

Overview

Activities To Do at Ricketts Glen State Park:

  • Hike the Falls Trail System (Wear proper footwear)
  • Enjoy a picnic
  • Cool off on a hot summer day, swim at Lake Jean’s beach
  • Camp overnight in the campground
  • Enjoy fishing on Lake Jean through all seasons
  • Explore the waters of Lake Jean via boat
  • Boat rentals are available during the summer
  • Visit in winter: snowmobile, cross-country ski & snowshoe
  • 10,287 acres of hunting within the state park & game lands
  • Enjoy the view from the Grand View Trail

Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton, Columbia County
Sunset, Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton, Columbia County