Description

A stay at Ricketts Glen Park Campground puts you right on the shores of Lake Jean, but if that’s not enough H2O for you, take a stroll to the beach area, take a boat out, or take one of many intense, challenging trails to glimpse the area’s best-loved feature: spectacular cascading waterfalls. No visit to Ricketts Glen is complete without checking out these extraordinary natural phenomena, and no visitor has time to experience the waterfalls in all their glory without at least one overnight. So dust off those hiking boots and get book'n!
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Vans, Cabin
141 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
RV details
Hookups available (electricity and sewage)
Ask about water hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ricketts Glen Park Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 31st, 2015

With clean bathrooms, spacious campsites and over 20 waterfalls within a 7 mile hike, there is something for everyone at Ricketts Glen State Park. The ranger's are very attentive and frequently make rounds. Very pet friendly. Be sure to hike the Falls Trail to see 24 stunning waterfalls ranging in drop-off from 15 to over 90 feet.

Falls Trail - primarily made up of slate, so wear appropriate footwear. (i.e. No flippy-floppies! You wouldn't believe some of the people we came across, women in crocs carrying infants, elderly folk in burkenstocks. Oy!)Camp - Nestled against the woods with plenty of space in between sites.Falls Trail
Hipcamper Erin
Erin O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 2nd, 2015

Great park, the hiking is challenging with a lot of waterfalls along the way. Campground lacks privacy in the middle of the site so try to stay around the edges. The lake was drained when I was there so I'd check ahead.

Drained Lake Jean
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel G.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2017

Beautiful park but rangers are very nosy here

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Hipcamper Noah
Noah T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 27th, 2017

Very nice campground albeit a bit spendy for a basic campground, especially if you are from out of state. The waterfall hike is amazing, but be careful if it has been raining recently as most of the trail is slickrock. Restrooms are clean, showers are not very hot, and the sites are a bit cramped.

One of the lakeside sites, very level!The waterfall trail and a fallWaterfall
Hipcamper megan
Megan M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 21st, 2018

Watch out for bears! We came back from a hike to find a bear in our campsite. Luckily our dog chased him up a tree & guarded our site for the rest of the stay. Campsites are typical what you'd expect from a state park. Clean, decent size, busy, little privacy. But worth it to see the falls & local wildlife!

This guy came to visit our campsite when we were out hiking! Our dog chased him up a tree. And more. Watch out-the trail gets slippery!One of the many falls.
Hipcamper David
David D.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

Avoid weekends, better to camp in private site call redrock camping near the park. 15 a night.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2018

waterfalls woooooo

Hipcamper Gary
Gary G.
recommends this listing.
January 12th, 2019

There is no cell service in the park.

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin O.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2019

Literally love Rickets Glen so much! The waterfall trail is spectacular and the lake kayaking is always fun!

Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
State
Pennsylvania
Phone Number
570-477-5675
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
41.34° N, 76.299° W
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