State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan and Columbia counties is often referred to as the “Waterfall Wonderland” of Pennsylvania, and with good reason.
It is home to a vast array of magnificent streams and waterfalls, some of them quite well-known to hikers and photographers, others tucked away in rarely-visited nooks and crannies of the forest.
And while I’ve published many individual articles and photos from various waterfalls on SGL 13, I’ve never compiled them all in one place.
What follows is my attempt to give you a comprehensive overlook at 10 of the largest and most photogenic waterfalls located on the 49,529 acres that makes up State Game Land 13.
While it is not a complete inventory of EVERY waterfall in the area, it is a fantastic introduction to one of the finest and most fertile waterfall regions in Pennsylvania.
And an article you’ll want to bookmark as a resource for planning your own excursions into the wilds of State Game Lands 13.
An important note: as this is State Game Lands, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you wear an article or articles of blaze orange clothing, regardless of the time of year you visit.
Be safe and be seen.
Hunters do, and you should too.
Blackberry Run Falls
Blackberry Run Falls is a gorgeous 15-foot drop along Blackberry Run, just outside of Jamison City.
I published a thorough write-up on visiting Blackberry Run Falls HERE which gives you step-by-step directions and maps showing where to park and how to find this outstanding waterfall on State Game Lands 13.
If I had to pick a personal favorite waterfall on State Game Lands 13, Big Falls would be it.
Located along Heberly Run, it is one of the more challenging waterfalls to get to on SGL 13.
But the payoff is tenfold.
I published a comprehensive write-up on visiting Big Falls, complete with maps and directions, which you can read HERE.
Big Run Falls
Not to be confused with Big Falls, Big Run Falls is probably the easiest waterfall to get to on State Game Lands 13.
It is literally roadside along Sullivan Falls Road, and not too far from Ricketts Glen State Park.
You can find my extensive write-up with maps and turn-by-turn directions to Big Run Falls HERE.
Located along Quinn Run near an old foundation, Foundation Falls is an intricate two-tiered waterfall that is missed by many as they hike the remnants of an abandoned forest road nearby.
You can find my map and directions to Foundation Falls HERE.
For my money one of THE MOST spectacular fall foliage spots in the Commonwealth, Lewis Falls is also one of the tallest waterfalls on State Game Lands 13.
Whether you want to view it from stream level on Heberly Run, or from the gorge walls high above, you can find my maps and directions to Lewis Falls HERE.
Pigeon Run Falls
Pigeon Run Falls and the numerous unnamed waterfalls upstream from it are a lightly-frequented destination on State Game Lands 13.
I published a thorough write-up on how to find the various waterfalls along Pigeon Run HERE.
Quinn Run Falls
Quinn Run Falls is a series of 4-5 foot tall shelves that collectively add up to a grand scene.
You can find my detailed map and directions to Quinn Run Falls HERE.
Shanty Run Falls
Shanty Run Falls is like a mini version of the aforementioned Lewis Falls.
Never heard of ths one?
Don’t feel bad – not many folk have.
You can find my write-up with maps and directions to Shanty Run Falls HERE.
Arguably the most famous, best-know waterfall on State Game Lands 13 – Sullivan Falls is grandiose sight indeed.
While this one is not truly roadside, it’s a very short hike from the parking area along Sullivan Falls Road.
You can find my map and directions to Sullivan Falls HERE.
As the name implies, Twin Falls is a series of two waterfalls located along Heberly Run.
This is one of the easier waterfalls to get to along Heberly Run, and you can read my write-up on how to find Twin Falls HERE.
As I mentioned at the outset, this IS NOT a complete list of every waterfall on State Game Lands 13.
Numerous smaller, seasonal, or just downright difficult to get to waterfalls exist all over SGL 13.
But this is a exceptional primer to get you started exploring the waterfalls in this extraordinary locale.
Few places in Pennsylvania offer the intrepid hiker / photographer the chance to see this many waterfalls in such a truly wild setting.
And now you have the tools at hand to plan your own excursions to see the 10 best waterfalls on State Game Lands 13!
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