New for 2020! Walk with Friends!
Looking for more guided walks at Cook Forest? Want the chance to ask questions about the trees, flora & fauna or Park history? You're in luck! The Friends of Cook Forest is planning guided hikes (tentatively) beginning in March. Please watch our website, facebook and enews for the schedule. Hope to walk with you soon! (People/pet friendly pets welcome!)
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).