Ricketts Glen State Park

State Park

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695 SR-487
Sweet Valley, PA 18656
Reservations: 888-727-2757
Official Website

GPS: 41.3359, -76.2964

Number of Sites: 120
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2243 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2012 Honda Odyssey
104 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Treed campground with spacious sites, amazing trail with 20 waterfalls”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2017

Overall Rating

We targeted this state park to see the gorgeous waterfalls and we were not disappointed! The campground is located at the top of a small mountain - approaching from the south there is a long, steep grade to climb to reach the campground. The trail descends for a couple miles before looping around to climb back up. The trail has many stone steps making it easily navigable and the waterfall views are amazing!

The campground itself has spacious sites with good space in between, though you can see your neighbours through the forest. The footing at the site was a reddish dirt that got mucky and tracked everywhere when it rained. We were there in May 2015 and had no cell signal on our Canadian carriers - I understood there was no coverage there for any carrier but call ahead and ask as this could change.

A quirk of the Pennsylvania State Park system is that they only allow dogs on designated dog campsites, which clusters them all in the same area on a limited number of sites. We have a dog and when I asked what would be the option if there was no dog site available, the ranger said there is a kennel down the road! They also restrict dogs in certain areas of the park but there were still plenty of places we could take her including the waterfall trail. If you have a dog, best to call ahead and be sure a dog site is available.

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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