Cook Forest State Park

Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The area occupied by this very popular park was once known as the “Black Forest” because its towering trees completely shaded the forest floor from the sun. Amazingly that’s still the case in places today. In a state that was once all but completely logged over, Cook Forest is home to some of the most impressive stands of old-growth timber anywhere.

The Log Cabin Inn, the park’s environmental center, is a large log building crafted in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It houses wildlife displays and old logging tools. The Indiana and River Cabins are also on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s some very nice canoeing to be done on the Clarion River and some good trout fishing to be had in Toms Run."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Mid-Apr to mid-Dec
Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Fees per Night
Flush toilets, showers (seasonal), water, electricity, sanitary dump station (seasonal), picnic tables, fire rings, coin- operated laundry, environmental center

Activity Feed

Dec 2018