Ricketts Glen State Park


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Ricketts Glen State Park


Location:30 miles north of Bloomsburg on PA 487.
Facilities:120 class A campsites (6 @di), 10 modern cabins, group tent camp, showers, flush toilets, picnic areas, snack bar, hiking trails (26 miles), bridle trails (9 miles), snowmobile trails, swimming beach, boat rentals, boat launches, boat mooring, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, nature programs.
Special Features:The Glens Natural Area, a registered National Natural Landmark, is the main scenic attraction in the park. It features 900-year-old trees, a series of trails, and the 94-foot Ganoga Falls, the highest of more than 20 named waterfalls in the park.
Address:695 State Rt 487
Benton, PA 17814

Phone:570-477-5675
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/rickettsglen.aspx
Size: 13,050 acres.

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