Rated one of America's top 50 state parks, this National Natural Landmark is the perfect destination for a day or make a new family tradition and spend a week every year!

Winter Lodging Specials

Lodging Discounts

Get cozy in a relaxing cabin, Bed & Breakfast or hotel. Experience a hot tub in the snow, a B&B buried in the woods or the convenience of a hotel.

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The Woods Spa, Gateway Lodge, Cook Forest

Enjoy a Massage

Experience the calming serenity offered exclusively at The Woods Spa, an AVEDA destination spa. Located in the beautiful Cook Forest State Park.

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Gingerbread Tour

Gingerbread Tour

Enjoy a fun holiday shopping weekend through Cook Forest.  Unique shops offer a variety of gifts and treasures, prizes, refreshments, and more November 4-6.

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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 one of the top-50 state parks across the nation by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. 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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