Pale Whale Canoe Fleet is Cook Forest’s premier livery for canoe, kayak, inner tube, and river raft rentals on the ‘Wild & Scenic’ Clarion River! Open from April through October, we have a variety of trips to help you make the most of your outing.
The 47 miles of hiking trails and 4.3 miles of multi-use trails are a great attraction to the park. The trails explore the old growth timber areas, wetlands and are avenues for wildlife watching. An additional 24 miles of multi-use trails and 8 miles of hiking trails are located within the Clarion River Lands.
View abundant wildlife year around throughout the park and along the Clarion River including whitetail deer, black bear, river otters, and bald eagles to name just a few. Observing wildlife great and small is a great way to get kids outside!
Fish the nationally designated Wild and Scenic Clarion River for trout, bass, catfish, and pan fish. Toms Run is stocked with trout in the spring along with a special fishing pond near the park office which is available to kids age 12 or younger and people with a disability. Please be sure to follow all state fishing regulations.
Theater, Events, Artisans
The Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts is open May until the first weekend in November featuring musicals, comedies, drama, music and dance productions, music and art festivals, workshops and classes, and an artisan craft market.
Hiking, ATV Riding, Fishing ...
Enjoy the Allegheny National Forest which is begins less than 15 miles from Cook Forest. Fish, hunt, hike, and enjoy ATV riding. Over 517,000 acres stretching four counties to enjoy.