Cook Forest
Vacation Bureau

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

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Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania

Cook Forest State ParkCook Forest State Park encompasses over 8,000 acres of vacation wonderland. Park Naturalists conduct free environmental interpretive programs year round in the park. The splendor of the Forest Cathedral, a National Natural Landmark is unsurpassed. The 200 to 350 year old trees in this area measure as much as five feet in diameter and tower almost 200 feet in the air. The Forest Cathedral is easily reached via Longfellow Trail behind the Log Cabin Visitors Center.

Visitors can enjoy this ancient forest on nearly 30 miles of hiking trails. Each of the 16 marked trails offers a unique outdoor encounter. The Clarion River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic Waterway, winds through Cook Forest State Park. Popular river activities include canoeing, tubing, kayaking, swimming and fishing.

Northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, trout and all species of panfish are abundant in the river. A fishing area designated especially for children and handicapped visitors is located near the Cook Forest State Park office. Seneca Point Overlook near the #9 Firetower offers a breathtaking view of the Clarion River Valley. The adventuresome can climb 70 feet to the top of the old #9 Firetower for an impressive view of the area.

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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