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Address: 113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120
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great for kids

We stayed in Cook forest for 2 days and had great time canoeing down the Clarion river with our 7 and 10 year old. W spent 4 hours just cruising down a smooth river perfect for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Cook forest for 2 days and had great time canoeing down the Clarion river with our 7 and 10 year old. W spent 4 hours just cruising down a smooth river perfect for kids, especially if it's their first time being on a river! The hike in the old forest was also incredibly beautiful and yet pretty... More 

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Manorville, PA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First time bringing our young children (ages 4 and 7) to Cook Forest. We stayed a weekend at a nearby area, tent camping. They walked to and climbed the fire tower as far as they dared, checked out the Scenic Overlook and had fun climbing on some of the "big rocks" that were everywhere, and went fishing for the first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very pretty forest with large old-growth trees and plenty of great views. Good place to stop for a few hours or a few days. I rented a canoe and spent a few hours on the river - very relaxing. It looked like there was plenty of lodging and activities for families available.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great place to get away. Best time Dec, Jan or Feb. take your 'real' 4X4 leave all at home including the 'kids'. Many things to do for families during summer would not advise it for couples during that time if they want to 'get away'.

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Canton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Such an awesome place! The old growth forest is so unique and worth hiking through. Nearly 30 miles of hiking trails in the park and all sorts of other activities to do as well. Had a great time visiting recently and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Cook Forest State Park
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We used to come here to camp, but now we live here, run a business and still are in love with our surroundings. It is a peaceful and quiet area to come and relax and have a great time. Remember though that you are in the country and do not have cell service for the most part. Some areas will... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Well groomed and marked trails, old growth forest, float the river, hike a trail go fishing Nice fall foliage. Camping etc available

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a very nice experience at Cabin 6, Hominy Ridge Lodge and Cabins. The beds were comfortable and the cabin was cozy. The fire place was very cozy. Dishes were nice but cookware could definitely be improved on. Our cabin was off the road so there was no problem with noise. The cabins are far enough away from each... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had an ok time there. The views were beautiful in the park, the river was nice and clear, but we took the long canoeing trip and it was too long. The snack stand next to the canoe rental was the bomb! Great food and ice cream. I had the best homemade veggie burger ever. Ate all of our meals... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

there are lots of great trails and hiking in the park. We hiked up to the ranger fire station and climbed up to the top. the views are excellent and the leaves are just beginning to change and make a spectacular show. we stayed at kalyumet camp grounds. It was a great place to stay and close to everything.

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