Gateway Lodge Cook Forest Pennsylvania
Business Directory
State Park Info
State Park Maps
Forest Friends
Sign Guestbook
Mailing List
Become a fan of Cook Forest Online on Facebook Facebook

Burford & Henry Real Estate Services

FL Crooks Co

  Welcome To Cook Forest Online - Cook Forest State Park, PA

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

New Cook Forest Living History Weekend May 23-25, 2014
A fun-filled weekend of living history as we journey through various historical eras: French & Indian, Revolutionary War, Civil War, and WWI

New Children's Fishing Rodeo
Children 12 years and under are permitted to fish freshly stocked Tom's Run from the Swinging Bridge to the Children's Fishing Pond.

New 12th Annual Cook Forest French and Indian War Encampment, June 7-8

French and Indian War Encampment

Cook Forest State Park and the Sawmill Center for the Arts will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include children's programs, woodland natives, cannon and musket firing demonstrations, sutler camp, council and trading events, live tactical engagements, nationally renowned living historians, and French & Indian War era artisans.

30th Annual Cook Forest Half Marathon and 5K - Results and Photos Now Available

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

Winter in Cook Forest

Recent Guestbook Entry:

On 04/14/14, Christa H. Wrote: "First time there April 2014. Lot's of family fun and great pictures"

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

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!


Whitetailed Deer
We'll See You Soon in Cook Forest


All photos and content © 2014 Cook Forest Online unless otherwise noted. Photographs used by permission from other owners are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Cook Forest Online is prohibited.

Cook Forest Online on Facebook Follow Cook Forest Online on Twitter!