Cook Forest State Park


A couple hikes with their dog at Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania.

Hiking Trails

There are 29 miles of hiking trails that explore many habitats including the old growth timber.

 

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. 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.

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Maps and Downloadables

This is a generic map of a park.Below are many of the maps and publications for this park. You can read them or download them and might need special software (all free) to view the publications.

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Alternate versions of the text of the brochures are in rich text and text formats. Click on the files to view them. To download (.rtf) files:
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Recreational Guide

Cook Forest State Park Map (.pdf)  (1,135 kb, 3/11)
Cook Forest State Park Recreational Guide (.pdf)  (719 kb, 3/11)
    large print version of the guide text (.rtf)

Interactive GIS Map

The Interactive GIS Map uses Geographic Information Systems to create a map that does not need to be downloaded and features driving directions, searchable park amenities and customizable maps. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Campground Map

Cook Forest State Park Campground Map (.pdf)  (1,507 kb, 5/13)
    large print version of the brochure (.rtf)

Cabin Map

Cook Forest State Park Cabin Map (.pdf)  (210 kb, 1/14)

Bird Checklist

Cook Forest State Park Bird Checklist (.pdf)  (2,908 kb, 3/11)

Hiking Trail Brochure

Hiking Trails of Cook Forest State Park (.pdf)  (104 kb, 3/11)

Clarion Water Trail Guide - Middle Section

Clarion Water Trail Guide Map - Middle Section (.pdf) (316 kb, 3/12)
This map is courtesy of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Clarion Water Trail Map - Middle Section

Clarion Water Trail Guide Map - Middle Section (.pdf) (617 kb, 3/12)
This map is courtesy of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.