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Ricketts Glen State Park

695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
+1 570-477-5675
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Park Rangers

The park rangers were extremely rude and unprofessional. At 10pm two rangers walked to our campsite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Allison L

If you love to see what nature can produce, then this is a must see! There are not many places... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dana W
Longview, Texas
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“falls trail” (148 reviews)
“ricketts glen” (78 reviews)
“mile hike” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
+1 570-477-5675
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Reviewed yesterday

The park rangers were extremely rude and unprofessional. At 10pm two rangers walked to our campsite and said they were "watching" us for "7 to 8 minutes in the woods" due to being to loud, they found a bottle of boxed wine and ended up...More

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you love to see what nature can produce, then this is a must see! There are not many places where one can experience 21 beautiful waterfalls in the span of about 3 1/2 miles. The largest one being 94 feet tall. However, the downfall...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice hike to the first falls. Terrain is easy walk. After that be careful. Do not recommend if you are senior or under 12. Must be in good shape to take the hike to the top.

Thank charleswF8461AW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a wonderful weekend camping at Ricketts Glen. Camping site was clean, clear and ready for our arrival. Tent camping sites are along the water or across from the water and the air is fresh and crisp. Breezy and cool on the...More

1  Thank Faith M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning! You can probably hike the waterfall loop in 2 - 2.5 hours, however I suggest setting aside 4 hours - take your time and enjoy it! Not a difficult hike at all if you're in half-decent physical condition. Pack plenty of water and wear...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little treasure in northern PA. The views up and down the falls are totally worth the hike. It's about 2.5 hours from my home but i go at least once a year. There is something special about the serenity of this park....More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about .Rickett's Glen in 1000 Places to See Before You Die - USA and Canada and couldn't believe we'd never heard of it having lived on the east coast all our lives. We car camped at the park for two nights - this...More

Thank AnnieJ52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great state park, and particularly one that specializes in waterfalls of very shape and description. Pretty busy during the summer, so if you're a photographer (I am), best advice is to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon or evening. A...More

Thank blw_at_longwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time to Rickets Glen and it was better than I remember. Wear comfortable shoes and take your time taking in the views

Thank marisarand428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and hidden gem in Northern Pa. the falls trail is a strenuous 3.2 Mike hike leading you to approximately 20 different waterfalls. Need to be physically able to traverse steep hills, steps and slippery areas. Park is absolutely beautiful. Separate area has beach...More

Thank David C
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tish m
21 July 2017|
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Response from Faith M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! It was Lake Jean (catch and release). Follow the signs for the Lake Jean/camp ground area and you will come to the camp ground office. Park in that lot. Keep walking in the direction that you were driving and you will... More
Betsy S
11 July 2017|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, i had mine with me for as far as he would go. But he didn't want to cross certain bridges so we had to turn back.
Kathryn G
21 June 2017|
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Response from Vera D | Reviewed this property |
Posted as no...you'd be smart to pay attention to that! As others have mentioned, if you need to be rescued, it is costly in many ways. Stick to swimming in the beach area..enjoy the falls!