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Cook Forest

Cooksburg, PA 16217-0050
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Cooksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

It's beautiful and there is no fee to use the trails, picnic areas, or to enjoy its beauty. Great variety of trails ..from flat to not so flat. Trials are well marked. Take a walk and grab a burger at Cook Forest Cafe...it's summer at its finest !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Quiet, serene, majestic. GOD's handiwork is displayed in these silent tall trees. Due to the rains, the ground was quite soggy; however, our spirits were high.

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Los Banos
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54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Beautiful along the Clarion River. Picnic areas , playfields, trails. Rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river. Lots of people do even though it is not cheap to rent. Lots of odd shops near the park to explore.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

7 of us stayed in the a river side cabin which comfortably fit everyone. We did not have running water or a toilet in ours however; the bathrooms and showering facilities were very, very clean. We was in during the week following Memorial day. Best I've seen and I've been camping at many of state parks. The cabin itself was... More

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