Cook Forest & Clear Creek State Park
Regardless of the season, there is a reason to visit Cook Forest & Clear Creek State Parks. Whether it’s to enjoy the splendor of the mountain laurel and rhododendron, see the spectacular fall foliage, or to play in a virtual winter wonderland, Cook Forest and Clear Creek are waiting for you!
Numerous family attractions, restaurants, shops, historic sites and accommodations are located within close proximity to the parks. Recreational opportunities are plentiful for all ages and interests:
• Explore an ancient forest.
• Bike on a scenic bicycle trail.
• Bird watching — over 90 species have been identified
throughout the parks.
• Hike on miles of trails fit for novice to the experienced hiker.
• Canoe, kayak or tube down the Clarion River, a nationally
designated wild and scenic waterway.
• Spend the afternoon at a fun park and enjoy the water slides,
go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf and more!
• Geocaching, try your luck at finding one of our area caches.
• Go horseback riding along forested trails.
• Swim in the Clarion River.
• Plan your vacation during one of the many fairs and
festivals. Visit a local flea market.
• Winter activities include cross country skiing, ice skating,
sled riding, hiking and/or building a snowman for the
Snowman Building Contest.
For your convenience, the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau has compiled this member website. For specific information or reservations, please contact the facility of your choice.
Cook Forest Annual Events
MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
– Outdoor Festivals at Sawmill Art Center, www.sawmill.org
– Sawmill Center for the Arts, Summer Theater 814-927-5275
– Feb. 2, Groundhog Day – Punxsutawney www.groundhog.org
– Snowman in the Forest Day, Feb. 20
– Easter Sunrise Service, March 27
– Cook Forest Half Marathon & Fun Run, April 2 www.cookforest.com
– Ongoing Geocaching, check www.cookforest.org for details
– Trout Season opens, April 16
– Tour de Forest, Marienville’s ATV Ride, 3rd weekend in May, 814-927-6609
– Clarion Wine Walk, May 13, 2016 814-226-9161
– AA Conference, May 20-22
– Cook Forest Living History Weekend, May 27-29
– Fish for Free Day, May 29
– Herb Festival with soup & lunch at the Sawmill, June 4 & 5
– Children’s Fishing Rodeo, June 7, Cook Forest State Park 814-744-8407
– Laurel Festival Brookville 814-849-4751
– French & Indian War Encampment at Cook Forest State Park June 11 & 12, 814-744-8407
– Clear Creek Environmental Learning Series 814-752-2368
– Woodcarving Show & Competition, July 16-17
– American Canoe Assoc. Intro to Kayaking Course, July 22 & 23
– Groundhog Festival, Punxsutawney www.punxsutawneyphil.com/festival
– Jefferson County Fair 814-265-0640
– Clarion County Fair 814-365-5179
– “I Love Clarion” Celebration, www.clarionpa.com
– Winefest in the Forest, www.cookforest.org August 20
– Summer Festival + Quilt Show, August 20-21 at the Sawmill
– Lumber Heritage Day, 814-849-4661
– Warren County Fair 814-563-3635
– AA Conference, September 9 & 10
– Chain Saw Carvers, September 16, 17 & 18
– MS Bike Tour, September 17 www.nationalmssociety.org/pax
– Annual PA State Fishing Tournament 814-484-3585
– Autumn Leaf Festival, Clarion, PA, Sept. 24 – Oct. 2 www.clarionpa.com
– Tour de Forest, Marienville’s ATV Ride, 814-927-6609
– Woodsy Owl Workday, Cook Forest State Park, October 15, 814-744-8407
– Foxburg Festival, www.gofoxburg.com
– Annual Gingerbread Tour November 4, 5 & 6
– “A Christmas Present” Tour, Rimersburg, 814-473-8149
– Victorian Christmas, Brookville 814-849-3437
– “Christmas in the Country” St. Joseph’s Church,
– Annual Clarion Co. Festival of Trees, www.stjosephlucinda.org
Video courtesy of PA Great Outdoors