the trails called! You Answered!
Thanks to all who came out for our first 'First Day Hike! 65 people (and a handful of pups!) walked Liggett Trail, including Secretary of the DCNR Cindy Adams Dunn and State Representative Donna Oberlander. The clouds parted just about the time the hike began, with the sun shining on the snow-covered trees - breathtaking! See you 1-1-21!
Crossing one bridge at a time campaign
Become one with the Forest...
The Clarion River and the Forest Cathedral are the stars of the show here at Cook Forest, and the Friends of Cook Forest take full advantage of the natural wonders of our park! In fact, our number one priority is an all out assault on the Hemlock woolly adelgid that threaten the beautiful hemlocks of the Forest.
The Friends Group joined in a community search for locations of Hemlock woolly adelgid in Cook Forest. We found them, and it became an important part of The Cathedral documentary being filmed at the time. The films production and viewing around the state helped earn Cook Forest State Park the '2018 Pennsylvania State Park of the Year' Award.
Plan your Cook Forest Visit! The Friends of Cook Forest are happy to provide you with a 7-day forecast so you can be prepared for all kinds of weather-whether hiking, camping, canoeing, cross country skiing, biking or any of the other wonderful outdoor activities available at the Park! And the don't miss the Clarion River water level below-especially if your plans include kayaking or canoeing, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (updated hourly).