Top 10 Activities to do at Ricketts Glen State Park


  1. Hike the Falls Trail System. Wear proper footwear. Sandals are not permitted.
  2. Cool off on a hot summer day with a swim at the beach on Lake Jean and grab an ice cream at the concession.
  3. Spend a winter weekend in one of the modern cabins.
  4. Camp overnight in the campground. Scouts and other groups can try the rustic Organized Group Tent Campground.
  5. Explore the waters of Lake Jean via boat. Boat rentals are available during the summer.
  6. Enjoy fishing on Lake Jean through all seasons. Ice fishing is very popular from November through March.
  7. Have a picnic by Lake Jean.
  8. Visit the park in winter to snowmobile, cross-country ski and snowshoe.
  9. Enjoy 10,144 acres of hunting within the state park and additional acres in the surrounding game lands.
  10. Enjoy the view from the Grand View Trail, especially in mid-June when the mountain laurel blooms.