Cook Forest

One of the finest stands of virgin timber in the eastern United States is located here in Cook Forest State Park. 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.

  • Beartown Rocks

    The best kept secret in Clear Creek State Forest. This impressive collection of house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, are fascinating landmarks scattered throughout the area. Breathtaking scenic views from the top of these enormous rocks. Climb the rock formation creating a staircase to a vista overlooking the valley below. Easy hiking trails...
  • Clarion River - Cook Forest

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 kayaking, tubing, canoeing, fishing, and views that features steep hills, mature trees, and diverse wildlife. See Clarion Water trail map.
  • Clarion River Trail

    A float down the Clarion River, 100 miles from Confluence of East and West Branch Clarion rivers to Parker Bridge, offers a unique visual experience with the river's diverse and mature vegetation, steep slopes, sinuous channel and varying water conditions. Meandering through a mostly undeveloped valley, the Clarion River Water Trail provides...
  • Clear Creek State Forest

    Clear Creek State Forest provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and primitive camping. The forest has plenty of recreational trails available. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and to horseback riding unless posted closed. Primitive campers spending no more than one night on the State Forest do not...
  • Clear Creek State Park

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and yurts are available. Picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills...
  • Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride and Dude Ranch

    Dude ranch packages: horses, meals, and camping. Guided horse rides, electric/water hook-ups, modern facilities. Horse camping, box and tie stalls, 200 miles of horse trails. May - October.
  • Cook Forest Fire Tower

    The 87.5-foot fire tower built in 1929 gave firefighters a 15-20 mile view of the Clarion River Valley and area. The tower retired from service in 1966. Periodically, the box on the top of the tower is open during interpretive programs. Visitors can park their cars and walk a short distance to Seneca Point Overlook and the fire tower for a...
  • Cook Forest Fun Park

    Welcome to Cook Forest Fun Park, a premier family fun park located in scenic Cook Forest, Pennsylvania. We have go-karts, bumper boats and a beautiful 18-hole mini-golf course with waterfalls, streams, and stocked ponds. Spectacular Sky-Rapids waterslide, a snack bar, an arcade, pavilion and spacious shaded picnic grounds make us the place for fun...
  • Cook Forest Ice Skating Pond

    Enjoy a scenic view of the Clarion River in its winter splendor. This lighted ice skating pond is maintained by the park office, has a parking area, shelter, fire ring, skate rental and a sledding hill just behind the pond. Visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/winter-report/index.htm??park=6202 for your winter weather report.
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...
  • Farmers Inn

    Wildlife park including bear, deer and cougars, driving range, miniature golf courses, Brand New restaurant, bulk food store, and gift shops. Open Mother's Day thru Labor Day 7 days a week 9am-9pm, spring and fall weekends. Route 949, 2 miles north of Sigel.
  • Lewis Painter Memorial Trout Nursery

    Stop in and feed the fish! Each year since 1955, the Heath Township Sportsman's Club raises over 8,500 trout and stock five local streams for the fishing season. The club hosts a fishing derby each May at the Clear Creek State Park swimming hole for children 12 and under.
  • Longfellow Trail

    1.2-mile, moderate hiking

    About 60,000 people hike this trail each year. Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 years, and some of the hemlocks are over 400 years old. This trail starts at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, passes the Memorial Fountain, goes through a large wind damaged area, then emerges into some...
  • Mysterious Maze

    Mysterious Maze -The most challenging and exciting maze you'll ever encounter! Indoor, two story, dark, eerie music, lighted optical illusions. Call for hours. May-September.
    5 miles south of Cook Forest, 10 miles north of I-80 on route 36.
  • Pale Whale Canoe Fleet

    Pale Whale Canoe - canoe, tube and kayaks - convenient parking, changing rooms, cabins, gift shop and café. Cook Forest, River Road 1/4 mile from Clarion River bridge. (800) 680-0160
  • Pine Crest

    100+ acres. Full hook-ups, water & electric or primitive camping. Shower house, dump station. Fully furnished non-smoking cabins. Fireplaces, covered porch. Horse stables, deep forest trail rides, pony rides, canoes, tubes, mini-golf, go-carts, bumper boats, & slick-track. Pavilion with recreation area available. Open seasonally.
  • Seneca Point Overlook

    Located in Cook Forest State Park near old firetower #9 features a breathtaking view from more than 80 feet above the Clarion River.
  • Tobecco Trail

    8 mile hiking trail along the Wild and Scenic Clarion River linking Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks with scenic overlooks and vistas.

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