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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

2019 Clarion River Sojourn

Join us in celebrating the Clarion River as Pennsylvania's 2019 River of the Year. The Clarion is calling...you to paddle and learn about its amazing...

Pennsylvania's Fireflies

Please meet Jeff Calta, from the Pennsylvania Firefly Festival (PAFF), at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an evening interpretive walk...

6/28 8:30pm
Bats & Moths

Bring your flashlights & help bat biologist Amber Nolder and forest program specialist Tim Tomon during an evening survey of critters of the night. Program...

7/2 8:30pm
Animal Calls

Please bring your chairs, blankets, and your best animal call imitation to the Ridge Camp park Amphitheater for an evening of animal calls. Join the park...

7/5 8:30pm
Illuminated Night Hike: Old Growth Forests of Ridge Camp

Please bring your flashlights & headlamps and meet at the Nuthole Cabin, located at the entrance of Ridge Camp, for an evening candlelit 2-mile interpretive...

7/6 8:30pm

Recent Events

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Tim Morris

Tim Morris left a negative review 5/24/2019

Directions to the location would have been helpful. Not everyone grew up in Cook Forest.

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!