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Waterfall, Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton, Columbia County

Address: 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, Columbia County


One of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania

Covering 13,193 acres

Ricketts Glen harbours The Glens Natural Area – a National Natural Landmark

Hike the Falls Trail System to explore the glens & a series of free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside

Ganoga Falls (94 ft) is the highest of 22 named waterfalls

Old-growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the beauty

The park also offers hiking, fishing & camping

Key Details

Visitors can expect to spend at least 4-6 hours at the park, or multiple days exploring the full park and its offerings

Cost: FREE!

Open: Dawn to dusk daily


Activities To Do at Ricketts Glen State Park:

Hike the Falls Trail System (Wear proper footwear)

Enjoy a picnic

Cool off on a hot summer day, swim at Lake Jean’s beach

Camp overnight in the campground

Enjoy fishing on Lake Jean through all seasons

Explore the waters of Lake Jean via boat

Boat rentals are available during the summer

Visit in winter: snowmobile, cross-country ski & snowshoe

10,287 acres of hunting within the state park & game lands

Enjoy the view from the Grand View Trail

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