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Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton

(4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Whether you go for a day or stay for weeks this park is the favorite of mine. I prefer tent camping, but there is all kinds. The best hikes ever, and a lovely Lake Jean for swimming and boating. The s...  more »
  • We traveled from Philadelphia to Ricketts Glen, and were concerned our trip might be ruined when we arrived and it was raining and even snowing at times. We decided to hike the Falls Trail anyway, bec...  more »
  • We stayed in one of their modern cabins and it was terrific. Online reservations were easy, checking at the office was quick and efficient and employees were all very friendly and helpful. Everything ...  more »