Parks & Recreation Areas

Come play in our big backyard. The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region boasts America’s best old-growth forest, the state’s only national forest, and many state parks and natural, wild, and recreational areas perfect for the entire family to see stunning vistas, view wildlife, and connect with nature.

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1,160-acre lake surrounded by Elk State Park, unlimited horsepower boating, picnicking, scenic overlook & Shady Ridge Nature Trail.

3,192-acre park in the rugged mountains surrounding East Branch Lake, picnicking, fishing, power boating, waterskiing, camping, and hunting. Nearby streams offer many native brook trout.

Cook Forest State Park is known for its stands of old-growth forest. The park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is designated as a National Natural Landmark. The Forest Cathedral is a short hike on Longfellow Trail from the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Center.

Public pool with $5 daily admission. Host many fun events each session. Check our Facebook page for event dates, info, and times.

On February 2nd, thousands of people from all around the world wait with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle for daybreak and Phil's official prognostication. Open year round. This is a must-see attraction.

216-acre rugged plateau with boulders, streams, steep valleys, and some old-growth forest with trees up to four feet in diameter.

251-acre reservoir. Electric and unpowered boats only. Boat ramp and parking available. Big Bass Program Regulations. Fishing includes musky, walleye, crappie, and perch. Great for kayaking and canoeing.

Explore acres of mountain laurel. Pavilion, benches, and a driving loop to view Pennsylvania’s state flowers, which feature beautiful pink and white blooms in June.

On the Allegheny River at Tionesta, 22.5-acre island, open to public use, offers a boat launch, fishing pier, one-mile walk/bike trail, and Sherman Memorial Lighthouse.

38 campground sites along the east branch of Millstone Creek open mid-April to mid-December, some electric, picnic tables, and fire ring. Group campsites for 50 people.  Flush toilets, showers, swimming picnic shelters, volleyball. Reservations accepted.

Events

may

2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

june

2019sat01jun10:00 amsun02(jun 2)5:00 pmFeaturedSawmill Center Herb & Fiber Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (2) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu13jun(jun 13)7:00 amsat15(jun 15)8:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Exposition and Flea Market7:00 am - 8:00 pm (15) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

2019sat15jun(jun 15)11:00 amsun23(jun 23)10:00 pmFeaturedBrookville Laurel Festival11:00 am - 10:00 pm (23) EST Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun30jun(jun 30)12:00 pmsat06jul(jul 6)11:00 pmFeaturedWolf's Corners Fair12:00 pm - (july 6) 11:00 pm EST Wolf's Corner Fairgrounds, 2612 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, PACounties:Clarion,ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Holiday

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