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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.

Help Build the new River Road Pavilion

2016 French and Indian War Encampment

The Cook Forest Vacation Bureau is raising money for a Pavilion to be added to the River Road in Cook Forest. The Cook Forest State Park  will be  matching the funds they raise. The new pavilion will be located near the playground and bathhouse  on river road, provding shelter near the upgraded  ice skating pond and sledding hill. It will be used for many events held in the Park, including the MS Bike ride, the Clarion River half marathon, the Snowman in the Forest, etc.

This will be a fantastic asset to an already wonderful State Park.  This shelter will have winter access, providing a  year round gathering place for friends and family.

Upcoming Events - Plan Your Next Trip to the Forest With Our Calendar

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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