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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Red Rock > Ricketts Glen Dams
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Ricketts Glen Dams
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created by J Marcs on 9/2/2006 4:46 PM
last modified by PAexplorations on 3/13/2009 9:57 PM
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 Overview
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Ricketts Glen is a state park with a huge elevation change. That makes for lots of water falls. Several dams have been built to create recreation lakes and to calm the rush of spring snow melts. I have documented 3 of them (there are 5 total). 1 is standing but doesn't retain water, one is intact and the other ruined. There are 2 others I know of, 1 is very much intact and makes Lake Jean. The other I am unsure of and will document next trip.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
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Red Rock, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: PA State Parks
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    The park is worth visiting for the nature too. Some of the tallest waterfalls in PA and some of the best hiking and fishing too.
     Security Measures
  • It is 100% legal to explore these dams
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1920
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    For better history on the park, go here http://www.dcnr.st.../rickettsglen.aspx

    As far as the dams, these are 3 of a total of maybe 5. The main one on lake Jean is not pictured as it is an active recreation lake.
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    Dam number 2
    Sat, Sep 2nd, 2006
    posted by J Marcs
    10 pictures
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    Dam number 3 and its destruction
    Sat, Sep 2nd, 2006
    posted by J Marcs
    23 pictures
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    Dam number 1
    Sat, Sep 2nd, 2006
    posted by J Marcs
    24 pictures
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    Maps
    Sat, Sep 2nd, 2006
    posted by J Marcs
    7 pictures
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    Ricketts Glen Waterfalls
    Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
    posted by Stuck in Kaos
    5 pictures
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    More "dam" pics
    Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
    posted by J Marcs
    9 pictures


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     Web Links
    http://www.dcnr.st.../rickettsglen.aspx
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 9/24/2009 3:35 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 24 09 at 3:35, Steed validated this location
  • on Sep 23 09 at 23:51, J Marcs added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 23 09 at 23:45, J Marcs updated gallery More "dam" pics
  • on Sep 23 09 at 22:54, J Marcs created a new gallery
  • on Mar 14 09 at 16:53, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 13 09 at 21:57, PAexplorations changed the following: Prefer Satellite, History, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards
  • on Feb 23 09 at 14:04, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 23 09 at 11:05, J Marcs added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 26 08 at 4:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 25 08 at 20:02, Stuck in Kaos added some pictures to a gallery
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