Cook Forest State Park Cooksburg, Clarion, Forest, and Jefferson Counties
We went to Cook Forest State Park 2 years ago. I gotta say, it is not exactly what I expected. It was a beautiful park, with plenty of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and biking... The Cook's Forest cabins leved a bit to be desired. The "official park cabins are really close together, no privacy at all. Unless of course you stay in the cabins on the river adn at the time...
they had bed bugs. Yuk.
Surrounding the park are other places to stay, but they lack the quaint State Park Cabin experience in every way. Super commercialized, and not quite making the cut.
All in all, I hate saying this about any PA State Park, but I don't think we will EVER go back to stay.
There are definitely plenty of things to do and see... definitely a great day trip.
Once called the “Black Forest,” the area 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 connects Clear Creek State Park to Cook Forest State Park along a scenic 10-mile stretch of river which is popular for canoeing and rafting.
Clear Creek State Park is only 11 miles away.
address: Cook Forest State Park Cooksburg, Clarion, Forest, and Jefferson counties