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Nearby Attractions to Ricketts Glen State Park

Information about Ricketts Glen State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Fishing Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River, flows through the nearby borough of Benton, which offers some eateries and shops.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce and the Central PA Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Ricketts Glen State Park is close to two state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Worlds End State Park

Worlds End State Park is situated in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek, just south of Forksville, Sullivan County.

Surrounded by the Loyalsock State Forest, the 780-acre park offers visitors diverse recreational opportunities within a pristine environment. The rugged natural beauty coursing through the heart of the Endless Mountains landscape provides many photographic possibilities.

Frances Slocum State Park

The 1,035-acre Frances Slocum State Park is located in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County.

The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish, and wildlife. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails and the large day use area attract visitors to picnic and explore the forests.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 13 and 57 are near the park and offer additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region invites people to discover the legacy of river gateways, rolling hills, family farms, river towns, unique natural resources and scenic corridors of this northeastern PA region.

Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the towns along the river.