Ricketts Glen


brochure Ricketts Glen - Camping

Camping brochure for Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Ricketts Glen State Park This campground has modern non-electric campsites and deluxe camping cottages. Some campsites are pet friendly. ADA accessible campsites are available for people with disabilities. The campground has an amphitheater, sanitary dump station, and modern restrooms with warm showers. Deluxe cottages sleep five people in single bunk beds and double/single bunk beds. They have a dining table and chairs, refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, electric heat, lights, and outlets. Outside there is a porch, picnic table, and fire ring. All deluxe cottages are ADA accessible and some deluxe cottages allow up to two dogs. Cottages do not have running water. Guests can use the shower house nearby. CAMPING SEASON: Campsites 1 to 73 and the deluxe cottages open the second Friday in April and close the third Sunday in October. Selected campsites from 74 to 120 are open year round. Access cannot be guaranteed during winter months. Call the park office for campground conditions. RESERVATIONS: Most campsites in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months in advance to noon of the day of arrival. Campers without a reservation arriving after noon should check at the contact station or near the campground entrance for instructions. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards; personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks; or a Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received within ten days of making the reservation. For reservations, call the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday,7:00 AM to 5:00 PM or visit http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. CAMPSITE ISSUING: Advance reservations are available for almost all campsites. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an employee is not available, read posted instructions and check the site availability listing. The appropriate fee must be paid to a park employee or deposited in a supplied honor system envelope before setting up on a campsite. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website above. Campground Rules Protect and Preserve Our Parks CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Campsites must be vacated by 3:00 PM. Deluxe cottages must be vacated by 10:00 AM. Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Pennsylvania state parks. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. PETS: Pets are permitted at designated campsites in this campground. Please contact the park office for pet guidelines. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, buildings, and all overnight facilities not participating in the pet program. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. QUIET HOURS: Campers must not disturb the sleep of others between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. NOISE: Operation of electric generators that create excessive noise is prohibited. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE PER SITE: Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or five unrelated people per site. MOTOR VEHICLES: Park only in designated areas. Only one vehicle is permitted at a campsite in addition to a camping unit. If permitted, additional vehicles can park on the camping spur for a fee or in the second car parking area at no charge. VISITORS: Visitors are welcome on campsites from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. MINIMUM/MAXIMUM CAMPING PERIOD: Campers may stay in a state park campground up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If reserving a Saturday during the summer season, a two-night minimum stay is required. Campers may camp up to 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year. HUNTING: Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Modern Camping Ricketts Glen State Park • Please camp only in designated areas and minimize your impact on the campsite. • Prevent wild fires. Fires are only permitted in fire rings or grills. Gas and propane camp stoves are permitted. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished before leaving a campsite. Properly dispose of hot coals. • Firewood is not provided. Cutting live or standings trees and the operation of chainsaws are prohibited. • Firewood Advisory: Firewood may contain non-native insects and plant diseases. Bringing firewood into the park from other areas may accidentally spread pest insects and diseases that threaten park resources and the health of our forests. Use local firewood. Do not take wood home and do not leave firewood. Burn It! • Handwashing and dishwashing are permitted only where appropriate facilities are available. Washing is prohibited at water spigots, hand pumps, springs, lakes, and streams. • Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled, attended at all times, and on a leash, caged, or crated. Electronic fences and leashes are prohibited. • Do your part to keep wildlife wild! Enjoy wildlife from a safe distance and do not feed or approach wild animals. Human food is unhealthy for animals and animals dependent on human food can lead to dangerous human-animal encounters. • Please recycle. Place trash accumulated during your stay in proper receptacles or take it home with you. Access for People with Disabilities This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. 6/19 Printed on Recycled Paper 695 State Route 487 Benton, PA 17814 GPS DD: Lat. 41.33660 Long. -76.29658 570-477-5675 rickettsglensp@pa.gov Reservations: 888-PA-PARKS www.visitPAparks.com 65 11 9 Area of Main Map Park Office 10 12 14 The Glens Natural Area 25 26 To Benton, I-80 Exit 236 Shawnee Non-electric Campsite Small Loop Tr a i l 113 114 76 78 79 77 75 74 104 ro un d Extra Vehicle Parking pg Amphitheater 105 82 80 m ADA Accessible Ca Shower House/ Restrooms 106 100 110 107 84 81 102 103 Water 108 83 99 112 109 85 86 98 101 Small Loop Campground has selected campsites open year round. Big Loop Campground opens the second Friday in April and closes the third Sunday in October. 87 97 116 Pet Friendly CAMPING SEASON Pet Camping To Beach PARK OFFICE LOCATION RESERVATIONS One-way Road m pg roun d . Rd Parking Lot Small Loop Big Loop Ca 487 ad Lake Jean Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). Recycling/Trash Ro Sanitary Dump Station Ro rk Pa Ro ad ad 200 0 200 Pa Park Office rk EQUIPMENT ACCOMMODATION GUIDE Path or Trail GPS DD: Lat. 41.33660 Long. -76.29658 115 111 Deluxe Cottage (Sleeps 5) 96 119 117 ach 89 88 95 8 Dogs Only Be 91 90 94 24 23 Dogs Only Huron 11 Big Loop Seneca (Summer Season) LEGEND To Beach 120 21 s Host Rd. 93 3 ce 27 29 Ac 1 Beach Park 487 5 ke 20 Lake Jean N 7 4 a eL s RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK Lake Rose Trailhead 8 17 19 sit 28 487 Erie 6 2 22 37 66 73 ge tta ess Co Acc ke La Mohawk N Park Office 695 State Route 487 Benton, PA 17814 570-477-5675 72 13 15 18 mp 30 31 16 32 69 60 58 47 Ca 33 51 50 42 34 70 71 52 49 44 41 40 35 55 48 43 39 68 67 56 54 46 38 45 36 53 To Dushore, US 220 92 63 62 site RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS 64 s 59 mp 57 Ca Acces Lake 61 Lake Jean To Beach N Camping Pad Lengths 400 FEET Rev. 5/19 To Park Office To Lake Rose Trailhead 13' to 50'

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