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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








Ryan Borcz



Upcoming Events

Cathedral by Candlelight

Walk back in time with us into the depths of the Forest Cathedral with an historical character from the past. Come view the ancient forest as we walk beneath...

9/22 7:30pm
Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation

Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare...

9/29 9am
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 breathtaking...

9/29 1pm
Woodsy Owl Workday

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park...

10/20 8am

Recent Events

Man Eating Bugs


Recent Activity

Sue Ramdin

Sue Ramdin 8/11/2018

Kmaland email link not working for me regard the wild & scenic Clarion river sojourn

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!