Explore Cook Forest

Your guide to the Cook Forest area.

Cook Forest State Park encompasses 11,536 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania. Bordered by the picturesque Clarion River, the park is most known for virgin white pine, and hemlock timber stands. Classified as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, Cook Forest State Park is often referred to as the “Black Forest” of Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Quirks, Oddities, And Unusual Attractions

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. – You won’t find schools closing for the first day of buck season in Philadelphia, and people don’t consider spotlighting for deer a great date idea in D.C. Baltimore does..

Cook Forest Photo of the Day

A morning walk through Cook Forest. Courtesy of Kevin Kaltenbaugh. (more…)..

Cook Forest Photo of the Day

Enjoy a day on the river with a float or kayak rental from Pale Whale. Courtesy of PA Great Out..

Cook Forest State Park Named One of the Best Places to Camp in U.S.

PORTLAND, Or. - Cook Forest State Park has been named one of the best places to camp in the Un..


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