Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg

#15 of 145 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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Cook Forest State Park is a 8,500-acre (3,440 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Farmington Township, Clarion County, Barnett Township, Forest County and Barnett Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Located just south of the Allegheny National Forest, the park is a heavily wooded area of rolling hills and mountains along the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania. Cook Forest State Park is known for some of America's finest virgin white pine and hemlock timber stands and was once called the "Black Forest" due to the preponderance of evergreen tree coverage.

Cook Forest is now a National Natural Landmark and was rated one of America's top 50 state parks by National Geographic Traveler magazine. It was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • Hike in Cook’s Forest...The “Cathedral” was a beautiful stand of trees...some 300+ years old. Trails were wide. Swinging bridge was cool. 1. I thought the trails could have been marked...  more »
  • Great place for a day trip for a family for a hike a climb or a swim!! Make sure you got Bear Town Rocks.  more »

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