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Cook Forest State Park

113 River Road

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.


Douglas Lee

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Surprised! Full amenities (water/power/sewer) sites for us trailer people. Nice and quiet... Tho sites are pretty open / not too private. Everyone was very friendly during our visit. Nearby hikes were nice.... Cathedral trees were outstanding. Not much wildlife to see, but forest is sensational. Oh yeah... We had a bit of a hard time navigating since there are a lot of other campgrounds around. The office is near the bridge which runs over the river at the bottom of the hill. Actual Campground is not well signed, so go there first if possible (they close at 4pm)

Charity Townsend

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Had a great time at cook Forest. It was a long 4.5 hour drive, but what a beautiful and fun area. Lots to do and no one will be bored here. Bathrooms were decent, sites were nice at the Ridge Campground. But the other campers were so incredibly rude. Walking thru sites. Being asked not to, but still doing it. Loud music until 2 in the morning. That was the only bad part of our stay.

W. Greg Simmons

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
One of my favorite places in the world. Been going there for years. Awesome trails. Lots to do - hiking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, camping (tent, RV, cabin), exploring, ice cream, small shops. but the FOREST itself is the main attraction. I really like going in the off-season. No people. Just you and the forest.

crazy rabbit lady

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Lots of fun on the water. Picnic areas along the roads though had alot of people stepping in front of traffic.

Colin Giering

Monday, May 21, 2018
One of the best state parks in the state. Beautiful scenery, manageable and well kept trails, giant trees, and friendly park rangers make this a must see park!

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