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Cook Forest Online is the premiere Web travel guide and directory for the Cook Forest State Park region, in Western Pennsylvania.

Photos and video from the 2015 Bike:MS Cook Forest River Ride!

Clarion River Canoeing Adventure - September 26-27
The Clarion River Adventure is an overnight outdoor interpretive canoeing and camping experience designed for families & friends. The adventure will begin Saturday, September 26 at 9:00 AM at the Clear Creek State Park Office

Clarion River Canoeing Adventure

2015 Tour De Forest - ATV Ride and Prize Run - Marienville, PA, October 3-4
The Tour-De-Forest is a an ATV leisure ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on designated forest roads and trails that are not usually open to ATV traffic. The Tour-De-Forest has a very low difficulty level and is good for riders of all ages and experience to enjoy. This event is put together for ATV enthusiast to have the opportunity to ride and experience different areas that are not normally open to ATVs.

Tour De Forest - ATV Ride Marienville PA

Woodsy Owl Workday - Saturday October 17, 2015
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 work projects. Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear will be here to help also.

Woodsy Owl Workday

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Photo Galleries Scenes from along the Clarion River, Cook Trail, Seneca Trail, and Seneca Point.

Recent Guestbook Entry:

On 04/10/15, SE Holman Wrote: "Was looking for a place to get my family together...14 children, 40+ grandkids. Was thinking about Shiloh, but have never been there. Any suggestions? "

Cook Forest is classified as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.


The 7,182-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. The "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a Natural National Landmark. The Clarion River is the eastern border of the Park, and is popular for canoeing and rafting.

If you've never visited beautiful Western Pennsylvania, you're missing out on a wonderful experience! People from all over the world travel to Cook Forest, which is near the Allegheny National Forest, to experience breathtaking nature scenery, catch glimpses of the wildlife, hunt and fish, float down the river on canoes, cross-country ski, and spend time with friends and family.

State Park Adventures

Bordered by the beautiful Clarion River, the Cook Forest State Park is known for virgin white pine and hemlock timber stands. It's also known for its excellent fishing streams and ponds, plus hundreds of miles of hiking trails that wind their way through the forest, including the Baker trail, which runs from Pittsburgh to the Allegheny National Forest, and the Rachel Carson trail.

Exciting Activities for the Whole Family!

If State Park attractions weren't enough, you'll find dozens of other things to do by visiting local merchants & shops, restaurants, and recreational attractions. Golf, mini golf, horseback riding, go-kart racing, waterslides, petting zoos, arcades, theater productions, concerts, flea markets -- there's something for everyone! Please feel free to visit our sponsors to find the best places to eat, stay, and have fun!


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