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Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton

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Waterfall State Park
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. Using our custom trip planner, Benton attractions like Ricketts Glen State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 2 differ not entrances, 2 different experiences but one thing in common was the waterfall. Good place fir a day hike.  more »
  • This hike was definitely an experience to remember!!! My wife & I decided to hike this amazing Highland Waterfall Trail on Saturday, which totals 3.8 miles. We arrived around 10:30 AM at the park offi...  more »
  • Went to the park with my 13yo daughter and dog. It was the day before Memorial Day. We parked in Beach Lot 2 and started the hike around 11am towards the Falls Trail. It started off a little quiet but...  more »