Cook Forest Online is the premiere Web travel guide and directory for the Cook Forest State Park region, in Western Pennsylvania.
Coming in September - the 2016 Bike:MS Cook Forest River Ride!
The Bike MS: Cook Forest River Ride 2016 is a beautiful one-day ride that takes cyclists on a scenic route through the forest of Western Pennsylvania and along the Clarion River. Hundreds of riders will enjoy a fun scenic fall ride. There is a 35 or 60 mile route option. To make your ride a safe and memorable one, the Bike MS: Cook Forest River Ride is fully supported with SAG vehicles, bike mechanics and rest stops.
Help Build the new River Road Pavilion
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.
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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!