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

Cathedral:  The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest

An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly...

7/28 8pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a...

7/29 1pm
Cathedral:  The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest

An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly...

7/29 8pm
Legions of the Night

Bats, moths & bugs, oh my! Please meet at Shelter #1 to help bat biologist Amber Nolder, and forest program specialist, Tim Tomon, for an evening survey of...

7/29 8:30pm
American Canoe Association Level 1: Introduction to Kayking

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned kayaking course for teachers and kayak enthusiasts. The...

8/4 9am

Recent Events

Hellbender Hunt

7/20/2017

Recent Activity

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!