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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

Spotting Pennsylvania's Elusive White-tail Deer

Please bring your spotlights and meet at the new Park Office Conference Room for an evening driving tour as we car-pool to Cook Forest’s white-tail hotspots....

9/25 7:30pm
Owl Prowl

Please bring your flashlights and meet at the new Park Office Conference Room for an evening owl prowl. Explore Cook Forest at night for Pennsylvania’s owls...

9/26 8pm
2019 Forest County Walk in Penn's Woods! - Birch Trail

The excitement is growing for the third annual Walk in Penn’s Woods on Sunday, October 6, happening near you: Forest County - Birch Trail - Walk starts at...

10/6 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 through various...

10/19 8am
Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of the...

10/31 7pm

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!