America's Best Old Growth Forest, this National Natural Landmark is the perfect destination for a day or make a new family tradition and spend a week every year!

Parks in the Park!

In the summer months, Cook Forest State Park has endless possibilities of fun!  GO Karts, mini golf, bumper boats, petting zoos, horse trails, canoe rentals and so much more!

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Pet the deer!

Bring your dear family to meet our deer family! Pet and feed the deer, climb around on the Big Trucks playground, be amazed in the Buck Barn, and enjoy a game of mini glo golf!

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Float the Clarion

Rent an inner tube (or bring your own!) and float down the Clarion River.  Pale Whale Canoe Fleet provides shuttle and rentals in Cook Forest starting at $10 for 2 hours.

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Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park is home to one of the finest stands of virgin timber in the eastern United States.  The extraordinary quality of this ancient forest assured selection as America's Best Old Growth Forest. Over 11,000 acres of woodlands creates a natural paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • The Longfellow Pine is the tallest tree in the northeastern United States and can be found along the Longfellow Trail
  • Visit with Park Naturalists for free environmental interpretive programs held year round throughout the park. Visit our events calendar and select the category "State Parks: Events & Programs"
  • Hunting wild turkey, black bear, white-tailed deer, and small game is permitted in designated areas of the park along with the nearby State Game Lands.

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