Cook Forest
Vacation Bureau

P.O. Box 50
Cooksburg, PA. 16217
(412) 353-9620
[email protected]

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About Cook Forest Vacation Bureau

Photo taken by Kaltenbaugh Photography

The Cook Forest Vacation Bureau is a member sponsored not-for-profit 501 C3 designated organization. Our mission is to support our member businesses and organizations through promotion of the local natural areas, parks and waterways.

Cook Forest is now a National Natural Landmark and was rated one of America’s top 50 state parks by National Geographic Traveler magazine. It was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of “Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”

Beautiful and scenic Cook Forest State Park and Clear Creek State Parks offer tourist attractions, lodging facilities (camping, cabins, hotels, motels), restaurants, the arts and more!Just take a look through the photos shared on our Facebook page to see the beauty and peace of the forest!

If you are looking to get away from the hectic and stressful parts of everyday life in the world today, plan a trip to the forest. You won’t regret it! Serene, peaceful, beauty year round with plenty of outdoor activities available to enjoy. These activities include: hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, ice skating, sledding, and so much more! We hope to see you soon!

The Cook Forest Vacation Bureau Board of Directors, comprised of elected business persons, is here to serve you. Any comments you have about your vacation in Cook Forest may be directed to the CFVB, PO Box 50, Cooksburg, PA 16217 or e-mail to [email protected]

  • Susie Irwin
  • Tom Battellino
  • Missie McDonald
  • Kim Lucas
  • Matt Kaye
  • Doreen Anderson
  • Lynn Shickler
  • Jules Matthews
  • Brenda Shouey

Cook Forest Vacation Bureau welcome you to Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Nominate a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” @ Cook Forest State Park
Nominate a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Dave Cole, DCNR service forester, and Stacy Wolbert, PGC wildlife diversity biologist, for a hike in the woods. We will meet at the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Classroom and hike the Liggett Trail & Toms Run Road. This flat trail starts at Forest Road across from the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, travels[...]
1:00 pm Acorn History, Harvesting, and P... @ Cook Forest State Park
Acorn History, Harvesting, and P... @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Throughout history, acorns have been consumed by humans living on at least four different continents. Once considered the “staff of life” in indigenous cultures, the acorn is generally considered inedible in its raw form, though with proper processing, its gifts are made manifest. This typically involves some variation of drying, shelling, grinding, leaching, and cooking.[...]
all-day Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Oct 9 all-day
Public holiday in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
1:00 pm Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.
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