Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming and Fishing
Vacation Destination for Nature Lovers
Cook Forest State Park is located just at the southern tip of the Allegheny National Forest. Encompassing over 11,536 acres, visitors can enjoy this forest with nearly 52 miles of hiking trails, with each of the 42 marked trail offering a varied outdoor experience.
Highlights include the Forest Cathedral, a National Natural Landmark, the Clarion River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic Waterway. Popular river activities include canoeing, tubing, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
Park Naturalists conduct free environmental interpretive programs year round in the park.Bordering Cook Forest State Park, Clear Creek State Park encompasses approximately 1700 acres in the scenic Clear Creek Valley. 15 miles of well-maintained trails provide glimpses of rhododendron and mountain laurel, and many forms of wildlife including deer, bear, turkey and grouse.
The Ox-shoe Historical Trail is a popular self-guided attraction affording a leisurely walk throughout the park. Scenic views of the area are available at Bear Town Rocks which is accessible from the Bear Town Rocks Trail. This trailhead is located near the entrance to Clear Creek State Park.
Cook Forest Area Vacation Bureau
P.O. Box 50
Cooksburg, PA 16217