Cook Forest Online is the premiere Web travel guide and directory for the Cook Forest State Park region, in Western Pennsylvania.
St. Joseph's 76th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Traditional all-you-can-eat Chicken & Ham Dinners – Homemade pie & Soup with our famous HOMEMADE NOODLES. Games, prizes, entertainment, and much more. St. Joseph's Liberty 5k Run/Walk Pre-Festival Kick-off – July 3rd 7 PM
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
Rail 66 Country Trail
The Rail 66 Country Trail is an all-new, 4-season trail that currently stretches 4.3 miles through the scenic countryside of northern Clarion County near the Village of Lucinda on the historic Knox-Kane railroad bed. Read more on the Rail 66 Web site.
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.
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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!