DCNR Calendar of Events

Cook Forest State Park

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called the “Black Forest,” the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest’s “Forest Cathedral” of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River connects Clear Creek State Park to Cook Forest State Park along a scenic 10-mile stretch of river which is popular for canoeing and rafting.

113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120

Phone

814-744-8407

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

West

Manager

Ryan Borcz

Email

cookforestsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Advanced Tree Measuring Teacher Workshop

Cook Forest State Park will host a two-day Advanced Tree Measuring Workshop on 7/26-27/18 for teachers focusing on learning the latest and most accurate...

7/26 9am
Advanced Tree Measuring Teacher Workshop

Cook Forest State Park will host a two-day Advanced Tree Measuring Workshop on 7/26-27/18 for teachers focusing on learning the latest and most accurate...

7/27 9am
Hellbender Hunt

Please meet at the Park Office to car-pool to a nearby watershed to search for the elusive Allegheny Alligator and its close relative, the mudpuppy. Be...

8/2 9am
Clarion River Paddling Program: Arroyo-Halton

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an interpretive historical canoe & kayak program on the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Arroyo Bridge to...

8/4 8:30am
2018 Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protecting America's greatest river treasures. Western Pennsylvania...

8/18 8am

Recent Events

Archery Basics

7/14/2018

Kayaking 301

7/12/2018

Recent Activity

Michael L Brubaker

Michael L Brubaker left a positive review 6/9/2018

Learn a lot of history. Everyone was so knowledgeable about this era

Casey McMillen

Casey McMillen left a positive review 6/24/2017

This trip was amazing! The Clarion River is beautiful. Dale Luthringer is a tremendous guide. I learned a lot about the history of the river as well as information on trees, plants, and wildlife. The river level was perfect. Dale prepared a great lunch for us and had a spot on the riverbank scouted out for our picnic. Every detail was taken care of thanks to Dale's experience. Dale is not only a great naturalist he will also help you with any paddling skills you need help with. Wow!

Amanda Zernell

Amanda Zernell left a positive review 6/10/2017

Lots of parking, clean bathrooms. Great people and vendors! Re-inactors answered questons and where very nice

Melissa Hammer Daugherty

Melissa Hammer Daugherty left a positive review 10/30/2015

Very nice evening!