Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton

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Hike through old-growth forest, spot 22 named waterfalls, and relax by a cobalt lake in Ricketts Glen State Park. A National Natural Landmark, the park covers 5,280 ha (13,050 acres), and its highest waterfall, Ganoga Falls, tumbles 29 m (94 ft). As you choose among the 42 km (26 mi) of hiking trails, consider a route that goes to Lake Jean, where you'll find 183 m (600 ft) of beach and waterside picnic tables. The park permits swimming, fishing, and hunting, and you can spend the night at a campsite or in a cabin if you'd like. Our Benton trip maker website makes visiting Ricketts Glen State Park and other Benton attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • you walk and recognize places that were part of many films of the early United States. is not to be missed
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  • If you want to see waterfalls this is the place. A slightly technical trail of about 4 miles and you will view 22 beautiful waterfalls. Definitely worth the effort.  more »
  • Great hike. Awesome waterfalls! Never get tired of this place. Difficult hike so wear good footwear. Recommend starting at the route 118 entrance.  more »

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