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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Allegheny Islands State Park, Allegheny County; Bald Eagle and Black Moshannon state parks, both in Centre County; Chapman State Park, Warren County; Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County; Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County; Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton County; Erie Bluffs State Park, Erie County; Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon County; Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County; Keystone State Park, Westmoreland County; Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Cumberland County; Laurel Hill State Park Complex, Somerset County; Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County; Maurice K.
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.
The parks at the greatest and most immediate risk are some of our most popular, including Ohiopyle, which hosts more than a million visitors a year; Pymatuning; Goddard; Yellow Creek; Ricketts Glen; and Cook Forest.
For this reason, and in the face of the insect's steady, northwestward spread, DCNR entomologists, foresters and park officials had ramped up early-detection efforts at Cook Forest and Clear Creek state parks.
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.
Cook Forest - This gem of Pennsylvania's state park system includes a "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks, a National Natural Landmark.
Areas selected included Cook Forest and Clear Creek state parks where very large signature hemlocks enrich their forests.
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.
A new overnight option this year is the Inn at Cook Forest in the Cook Forest State Park.
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.

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