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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  • We enjoyed camping at Rickett's Glen. Campsites were nice and located in a nice wooded area. We arrived in a rainstorm and the ground was pretty muddy, but dried out quickly the next morning to a sand...  more »
  • In general, waterfall parks are a dime a dozen. They are everywhere, especially in the northeast. However, very few parks offer the sheer number of waterfalls in a single location. There are two creek...  more »
  • rickets glen state park is situated on top of a mountain with a small lake for canoeing or kayaking, no motorized water craft !, the main trail has 23 waterfalls along it and has a nice 3.2 mile loop....  more »
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  • AMAZING trails. Very pretty waterfalls. This specific location is known for a trail that has around 15 waterfalls on it. While this trail is closed during the winter and most of spring because of freezing, there are other trails to adventure around.
  • Go! Absolutely go. The waterfalls are gorgeous and it's crazy to see this many together. You'll enjoy the trip here.
  • This was my first Pennsylvania state park that I visited. You can't beat the falls. Nice campground, it is nice and peaceful. Oh I almost forgot watch out for the wildlife don't let them take your food (they're sneaky).I still can't get over it after all these years.
  • It's beautiful in the winter too, but One has to be prepared for that. You can see the falls if professional ice climber and hiker, it makes sense. Maybe I'll come back in the late spring, or learn how to ice climb
  • About 10 different normal walking trails, Falls trail is the most popular trail for viewing over 10 waterfalls. Excellent place for all ages.
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