Past Meetup

SPRING CAMPING & Waterfall Hike at Rickett's Glen State Park (PA)

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This is one of the most popular camping trips for a very, very good reason. Definitely, a NOT TO BE MISSED! In fact, reservations for sites are being made months in advance to get the best ones! For May 2013, let's be the one of the first to do camping and hiking at Rickett's Glen State Park in Pennsylvania! This is a hidden gem that is becoming more and more famous for its "Falls Trail." In 2009, Backpacker Magazine deemed Falls Trail as one of the best day hikes in the East. This was also a Reader's choice in 2010. The Falls Trail is a 7.2 mile easy to moderate hike and features 24 waterfalls! Yes, this is totally a WATERFALL hike...I've not seen anything like it in the a must see! I've had two meetup groups who have gone on this trip and the reviews are always the same -- the hike lived up to the hype! The drive to Rickett's Glen is about 3.5-4 hours but definitely worth the effort!

Curious? You can see some photos here and trail description:

Campground: We'll be staying at the scenic Rickett's Glen State park. Our campsites are right next to the lake. There are picnic tables, faucets, showers and toilets at the campground. We're staying at family campsites so the cost is higher than normal. If we get more people than anticipated and need more space, I can reserve additional sites assuming sites are still available. At this time, I have 10 sites reserved, 20 tent spots.


May 17, Friday: We drive to the campground. Check in is at 3pm.

May 18, Saturday: We get up and have breakfast. Afterwards, we do the Falls Hike trail with a start time of around 10 am. Dinner around the campfire in the evening.

May 19, Sunday: Breakfast and chillax around the fire. Check out is at 3pm.

Cost: $35 per tent spot. Each site allows only for 2 tents. This includes the 2 nights at the campground and firewood (plus paypal fees). I may secure more if more people sign up.

How to reserve: You must pay to play. Your spot is reserved once a payment is received. RSVP'ing YES does NOT reserve you a spot.

Don't wait until the last minute to reserve. By experience, this event gets full very quickly. You can send your payment via paypal thru this link:

Paid spots (20 tent sites / 10 campsites with 2 tents per site):

1. Marinel

2. Jassem

3. Madhu

4. Karthick

5. Ian

6.Mike T.

7. Mike M. + guest

8. Trevor

9. Sean

10. Nazza


12. Christina Q.

13. Shanna

14. Jasmin

15. Lauren D.

16. Kirupa+guest

17. Greg L

18. Bob

19. Nate

20. Steve H.

Tent: The site allows for 2 tents max so sharing tents is encouraged. In the comment section, please note if you can share or require tent space.

Ride: If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post that on the comment section. You're responsible for securing your own ride to the event.

Food: Food will be potluck style. We're looking at 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts for the group. Lunch on Saturday will be on your own as we will be on the trail. I will send out a food list to paid attendees as we get closer to the date so we know who's bringing what.

Gear: A list will be sent to paid attendees.

Pets: Sorry - no furry friends allowed at the campsites.

Directions: You can google Rickett's Glen State Park and obtain directions to the park. The address is 695 State Route 487 Benton, PA 17814. The park is 30 miles north of Bloomsburg on PA 487.

Cancellation/Transfer policy: Cancellation is allowed only if a replacement is found and up until May 7, 2013. Cancellation fee is $10. No refunds/tranfers/cancellations allowed after May 7, 2013.

NOTE: When you decide to cancel, please email me directly so I can find a replacement for you. Do not solicit a replacement on your own.

Questions? Feel free to send me an email.

RSVP is open until all spots are filled.