The park is comprised of 7,182 acres and if you love canoeing and kayaking, you'll find that Clarion River borders the eastern area of the park. You'll find a lot to see and do while visiting the park: boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, nature walks to see the wildlife, picnicking and so forth. The park is open year round to visitors.
Cabins and lodges are located nearby the state park should you desire those types of accommodations. You'll find Wild Turkey Riverfront Cabins, Shamrock Woods Lodge, Knotty Pines Cabins, Cherry Run Cabins, Black Bear Cabins, Al & Brenda's Country Cottage, Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins, Clarion River Suites, Kellywood Cabins, Stone Crest Cabins to name just a few.
If you're looking for some great food to eat, you'll find DB's BBQ, Vince's Tavern, Wayside Inn, Michelle's Cafe, Knotty Pines Restaurant and Bar and several others within driving distance.
My family had the opportunity two weeks ago to visit Cook Forest State Park and had a fabulous time. We were only there for the day and went hiking on some of their trails. We took along a picnic lunch and enjoyed it outdoors. During this time of the year we like to be outdoors, so that we can enjoy some of the beautiful Fall foliage that Pennsylvania has to offer. Trust me, we weren't disappointed with all of the natural beauty that we saw that day during our visit.
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