Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania: Ringing Rocks ParkA four-acre pile in the middle of the woods, where boulders, when struck, emit a sound more musical than the typical rock thud. But Mom says I have to quit hitting everything with a hammer.
Ringing Rocks County Park
- Ringing Rocks Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA
- Ringing Rocks County Park. I-78 exit 75. South on Morgan Hill Rd, then a quick left onto Cedarville Rd. Drive 1.5 miles until you dead-end at Hwy 611. South on Hwy 611/River Rd for 14.5 miles, almost to Upper Black Eddy. Just north of town, turn west onto Bridgeton Hill Rd. After 1.5 miles, turn right on Ringing Rocks Rd to Ringing Rocks State Park.
- Sunrise to sunset.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Ringing Rocks Park
I just want to warn prospective visitors. My wife and five others visited Ringing Rock park. While they were scouring the rocks fields, someone smashed her driver side window and stole some valuables. The Ranger that it was reported to says it happens all the time. So, be wary of being victimized in that park. I would not leave a vehicle unattended. I would not even park in the lot .... park somewhere else and walk there.[Anthony, 06/19/2011]
My favorite place in the whole world! Went here a lot when we were children. People used to come on weekends and play music together mixing several types of music with the rock sounds.
Rocks are amazing phenomenon but don't miss the waterfall and walking paths. Mom used to paint here while we splashed around in the water.[Lauren, 10/18/2010]
Awesome park! Nice little stroll to a water fall and a cool rock covered in graffiti. We especially like Ringing Rocks Park in the Spring or Fall, when it's not too cold, but there's ice on the falls![Suzette Wyland, 08/12/2010]
A couple of friends and I went to Ringing Rocks Park last year. I will say this: you must bring a hammer! The rocks make the best ringing bell type sounds when they're hit with a hammer. It's a lot of fun to jump around the field of rocks hitting them for a while. The rest of the park is alright, it had picnic tables and some nice trails, but nothing beats the rocks.[Katie A., 08/03/2010]
Ringing Rocks is one of the most interesting and weird things I have ever seen.
It is just a field full of boulders. But if you hit a boulder with a rock or hammer it will ring like a bell. I kid you not. It is not loud, but clearly audible. I was there as a child and went back with my kids 10 years or so ago.
There is only one Ringing Rocks.[John Schwab, 07/04/2008]
Actually, there are multiple sites with "ringing rocks" in PA and NJ -- but we're chiefly interested in the publicly acknowledged sites, such as Ringing Rocks State Park in PA. To complicate things, there is a 2nd "Ringing Rock Park" northeast of Pottstown, PA. It's a smaller site, but right next to a parking area.