Ricketts Glen State Park

State Park

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695 SR-487 Sweet Valley, PA 18656 570-477-5675 Reservations: 888-727-2757 Official Website

GPS: 41.3359, -76.2964

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 120
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2243 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Don & Beth
Fleetwood Cheyenne pop-up trailer Tent
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 106

Don & Beth would stay here again

“Beautiful waterfall hike!”

Reviewed Nov 12, 2018

Overall Rating

This park was recommended to us by someone we camped near the night before - the waterfall hike was gorgeous!!

As stated in the previous review, the road in is very steep and rather narrow (and we're used to the Colorado Rockies!) and there is NO cell service in the park. We were able to get reception about halfway down the hill.

We felt the price was high for a tent site in October, but the sites were nice with lots of trees and the bathrooms/showers were clean. The only flat place to set up a tent was on the parking pad, but it was big enough and we were able to get stakes in easily. It was very quiet.

Be aware of a $6 "transaction fee" added onto the out-of-state rate if you don't make a reservation and pay the reservation fee!

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada 17' Taylor Coach Nik Nat Toyota Tacoma 4wd Off-Road
126 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.

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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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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