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!

Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride and Dude Ranch

Horseback Riding

Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride & Dude Ranch is a perfect destination for an equestrian vacation! Choose from a variety of guided trail rides or pack up and bring your horses for a weeklong getaway!

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Cook Forest State Park

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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Cook Forest French & Indian War

French & Indian War

Bring the family and visit Cook Forest State Park June 11th and 12th for a fun journey back to the 18th century and witness life during the French & Indian War era with demonstrations, cannon and musket firing, and so much more!

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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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