Cook Forest State Park


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Cook Forest State Park


Location:In northwestern Pennsylvania, off PA 36 north.
Facilities:226 class A campsites (some with electricity, 6 @di), group tent camp, showers, flush and pit toilets, 23 rustic cabins, laundry, picnic areas (é), picnic pavilions, canoe launch, snack bar, swimming pool, hiking trails (29 miles), bike trail (11miles), bridle trails (4.5 miles), snowmobile trails (12 miles), craft center, playground, lookout tower, scenic overlook.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, nature programs.
Special Features:Park contains "Forest Cathedral," a significant stand of virgin white pine and hemlock timber which has been designated a National Natural Landmark.
Address:PO Box 120
Cooksburg, PA 16217

Phone:814-744-8407
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cookforest.aspx
Size: 8,500 acres.

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Statewide, DCNR research shows winter die-off of the insect was not as high as Cook Forest State Park, but the numbers still are very good.
DALE LUTHRINGER, environmental education specialist at Cook Forest State Park, and Bob Leverett of the Native Tree Society invited me to give a presentation about the National Big Tree Program for an advanced tree-measuring workshop this past spring.
Since 1997, NTS has measured and monitored the outstanding trees of all native species in Mohawk Trail State Forest in Massachusetts and Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania.
The hemlock woolly adelgid, a pervasive insect threat that has killed thousands of hemlocks across the state, has been detected in both Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County, and Clear Creek State Park in neighboring Jefferson County," Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan said.
Built around 1870, the inn was the home of the Cook family, whose long-term vision preserved the natural areas of Cook Forest State Park for future generations.
Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County; Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County; Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County; Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County; Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County; Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County; Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County; Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, Cumberland County; Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County; Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County; Lyman Run, Potter County; Maurice K.
Whether for horseback riding or increased waterway access, this acquisition now permits DCNR to offer so much to so many when they visit the Clear Creek State Forest and Cook Forest State Park along the Clarion River corridor.
Whether it's horseback riding or increased waterway access, this acquisition now permits DCNR to offer so much to so many when they visit the Clear Creek State Forest and Cook Forest State Park along the Clarion River Corridor.
16, you can snowshoe the Cathedral on a guided tour of the old growth forest at Cook Forest State Park in Clarion and Jefferson counties.
Elliott State Park in Clearfield County; an elk watching and wildlife education center near Benezette, Elk County; a wildlife watching center and trail at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties; and improvement projects in the Pine Creek Valley, Cherry Springs State Park, Cook Forest State Park and Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Located near the Clarion River in Cook Forest State Park, the site is a tourist attraction for fisherman, boaters, kayakers and hunters.
The center will provide regional tourism information and direct visitors to other attractions such as the Maritime Museum, Erie Zoo, Flagship Niagara, area lighthouses, Lake Erie vineyards and wineries, Cook Forest State Park in Clarion and Forest counties, Pymatuning State Park in Crawford County, and the Oil and Lumber heritage regions.

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