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Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg

#15 of 146 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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  • Enjoyed hiking through the forest. There are many cabins and stop areas for canoe rental along the Clarion river. We chose Seneca point and the fire tower for a quick hike. You can climb the fire...  more »
  • I’ve been coming to Cook Forest since I was 6 months old. I still feel like a kid when I go there. So much to check out but it is just the best place to unplug and find peace!  more »

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