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Cook Forest

Cooksburg, PA 16217-0050
814-927-6922
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Cooksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: Welcome to Cook Forest!                  ... There are many things to do while you are in the area.  Cook forest is in the heart of beautiful... more »
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There is plenty to do in Cooks Forest. You can either camp or rent one of the many cabins in the area. We have a cabin here so I have not personally stayed at any of them. However, I have gone to the Gateway Lodge for Breakfast, dinner and massages and it is a beautiful place and the food is... More

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orwell
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just got home from a three night stay at the tophill cabins in cooks forest. We stayed in their sunset maple cabin. It was very nice with a large yard for the kids to play, had a tire swing and a nice picnic area. The house was clean & roomy. It had a cabin look on the inside. Would definitely... More

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is such beautiful and unusual forest. We were alone when we visited and it felt like we were walking in a virgin forest and it would not have surprised us to have a hobbit pop up from behind a tree!! :) It was so very clean and the huge old trees towered above us. My husband and I were... More

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Waterport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I fell in love with Cook Forest years ago when I was in high school. I made a promise to myself that when I had children of my own, I would share this beautiful gem of a place with them. I have taken them many times and we fall in love with Cook Forest each time we are there! There... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was looking for an authentic log cabin stay and after doing a lot of research in the area ended up going with Cook Riverside Cabins. Many of the cabins there were built in the 1930s with that very distinct dark log and white chinking, and all of them are surrounded by great old trees, some clearly old-growth forest. The... More

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It has all the things a little summer get-away needs: canoes, swimming, theater in the round, camping, fire tower to climb, trout fishing, wading in the streams, some fun little stores, and lots of trails to walk. Cook Forest Park contains one of the last stands of virgin tree's in eastern USA(The Forest Cathedral ). If you want to take... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I would like to preface my review by saying that we did not complete our actual stay at the Riverside Cabins so I cannot speak to the quality of the actual cabins. I can only speak to the terrible customer service that I experienced while dealing with owner Cheryl McMurray. We booked our planned two night October stay at the... More

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Benezette, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went to Double Diamond Deer Park, which was a really nice place. There are many other options inside Cook Forest, so you can just jump from one place to another. You can visit this place all day and still not cover everything you want.

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We went to Cook Forest as a day trip to see the old growth forest. The promise of seeing wonderful old growth trees was absolutely true. We spent a few hours in the woods and took tons of pictures. Such a peaceful, beautiful setting. We'd love to go back and stay at the inn so we could hike more extensively.... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Cook Forest has beautiful trails, canoeing, tubing,horseback riding, camping and picnic areas as well as go-carts, waterslides and a couple gift shops. It's perfect for a day trip or to stay over night for a few days. Don't miss the fire tower and overlook.

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