Ricketts Glen State Park

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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If there are a handful of must- see parks in Pennsylvania, Ricketts Glen is one of them. And the park is famous for one thing above all else: its waterfalls. The park’s Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark, is home to twenty- two named waterfalls ranging in height from 11 to 94 feet. All are spectacular. Quite simply, this is a gorgeous place to do some hiking. It’s not easy, though. Once you’ve seen the falls, spend some time exploring the rest of the park. The 245-acre Lake Jean is fun to paddle, and it has a swimming beach that lets you cool off after hiking to see the falls.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

If there are a handful of must- see parks in Pennsylvania, Ricketts Glen is one of them. And the park is famous for one thing above all else: its waterfalls. The park’s Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark, is home to twenty- two named waterfalls ranging in height from 11 to 94 feet. All are spectacular. Quite simply, this is a gorgeous place to do some hiking. It’s not easy, though.

Once you’ve seen the falls, spend some time exploring the rest of the park. The 245-acre Lake Jean is fun to paddle, and it has a swimming beach that lets you cool off after hiking to see the falls.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Wilkes Barre
Campsites: 120
Season: 12 months
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: (570) 477-5675; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/rickettsglen/index.htm
Fees per Night: $16-$20+
Facilities: Flush toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, boat rental
Driving Directions: Directions to Ricketts Glen State Park

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