Cook Forest

Discover Cook Forest

Men’s Journal calls Cook Forest State Park “The Best Old-Growth Forest” in America and it is home to some of the tallest trees in northeastern U.S. The picturesque Wild & Scenic Clarion River, the Forest Cathedral of ancient pines, the panoramic view at Seneca Point, and the many events at the Sawmill Center for the Arts make Cook Forest one of the top state parks in the nation.  Each June, the sights and sounds of the French Indian War Encampment and battle re-enactments fill the forest. There are many places to stay, restaurants, kayak and canoe rentals, horse stables, and fun things to do in the area surrounding the park.

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A quality and authentic log cabin built in 1934. Situated on nine acres near Cook Forest, featuring a hot tub, fire pit, wood stove, and more.

Whether you're looking for riverfront property or seclusion in the forest, Stone Crest has you covered. Stone Crest, "Not your average cabin in the woods."

Authentic, adorable log cabin located in the heart of Cook Forest, outfitted with all of the comforts of home. Open year-round.

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

Best pizza and sandwiches in Tri-County. All homemade, family dining, bar, and six-pack shop. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Beside Truman's Store.

Full-service restaurant and bar. Everything from steaks and seafood to burgers and wings. Open Monday- Saturday, mid-May through September. Fridays and Saturdays, October through mid-May.

Tucked in . . . beyond the crest of the hill, overlooking a pond, at the edge of Cook Forest State Park is this thoughtfully restored 1860s farmhouse.

Secluded two-bedroom cabin sleeps up to eight guests. Full kitchen, living room with fireplace, sun porch, bath with shower, screened porch, fireplace, and fire pit.

Seven cabins on 11 acres bordering the northern edge of Cook Forest. Well-furnished including kitchenware, bed linens, fire ring, and charcoal grill.

Permanent and overnight RV sites, tent sites, and primitive cabin. Clean bathrooms and showers. Propane, pavilion, laundromat, groceries, and a fishing pond.



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2019fri23aug(aug 23)4:00 pmsun25(aug 25)12:00 pmMurder Mystery Weekend4:00 pm - 12:00 pm (25) EDT Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Featured,Other Events

2019sat24aug(aug 24)9:00 amsun25(aug 25)2:00 pmWilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation9:00 am - 2:00 pm (25) EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019tue27aug5:00 pm8:00 pmPatio Music with Gary Bickerstaff5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Trails End Restaurant, 2738 Forest Road, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Music

2019thu29aug(aug 29)11:00 ammon02sep(sep 2)2:00 pm4th Annual KAC Trail Ride11:00 am - (september 2) 2:00 pm EDT Cook Forest Scenic Trailride, Dude Ranch, & Campground, 1661 Scott Drive, Clarion, PACounties:Clarion,Cook Forest

2019thu29aug(aug 29)8:00 pmsat31(aug 31)10:00 pmNext to Normal8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (31) EDT Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Theater & Arts

2019fri30aug4:00 pm8:00 pmCooksburg Cafe Summer Car Cruise4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Cooksburg Cafe, 115 Riverside Dr, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Other Events

2019fri30augsun01sepBed & Brew Weekend4:00 pm - (september 1) 12:00 pm EDT Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Food & Wine

2019fri30aug8:00 pm9:00 pm‘Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest’8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sat31aug10:00 am12:00 pm‘Old Growth Forests Series: Tom’s Run Old Growth Area’10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sat31aug1:00 pm2:30 pmTree Identification1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs



2019fri13sep(sep 13)11:00 amsun15(sep 15)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri20sep(sep 20)9:00 amsun22(sep 22)4:00 pmFeaturedPeanut Butter Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) EST New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri27sep(sep 27)7:00 amsun29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville Town Square, Route 66 Cherry StreetCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sat28sep(sep 28)12:00 amsun06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 6) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Theater & Arts

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