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Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

Cook Forest State Park

Cooksburg, Pennsylvania



113 River Rd
Cooksburg, Pennsylvania 17217
Phone: (814) 744-8407

Sites: 230
Recent Rate: $31 9/2016

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Latitude: 41.335189293988
Longitude: -79.225673675537
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $4.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 4.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Cook Forest is a large Penna State Park campground. Facilities are older but well maintained and kept reasonably clean. Full on labor day weekend and very smoky in the evening because practically everybody was running a fire. Average site size, some sites are too open to the roads. This park now has some sites with full hook up including sewer. Lots of activities available in the state park. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in spot 002. Nice location but definitely not level. used two leveling boards for 3" rise on right side but bubble only just touching target.

Otherwise was nice place and would stay again but would select one of the other sites. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
002
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here for one night while driving through the area. Difficult to find, narrow access roads, and address online leads to park office not "Ridge Campground". The showers had excessive pressure to the point that is hurt to be under water. Sites have electric hook up but no water. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Cook Forest is a beautiful state park. Plenty to see and do. There is not enough pet sites in my opinion. The restrooms and shower house is in bad need of remodeling. Otherwise hot showers and flush toilets are a plus. Have camped here many times. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pet section
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike to the fire tower. See the overlook. Canoe the Clairon River. See the some of the largest trees east of the Mississippi.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived at Cook Forest, registered and when we got to our site realized that we were in an area that did not allow dogs and we have 2. Tried to call the office and they close at 4pm, tried the camp host-no help there, had to call the reservation system and due to the poor cell coverage and our call getting drop, it took quite a while to correct. We finally got a site in the pet area but it took over an hour. We had an electric only site and there are not a lot of drinking water faucets in the park. The bathrooms are old but there is plenty of hot water. The hiking is good and that was why we were there so that did make up for some of the difficulties. This is a fairly primitive campground-limited hook-ups, poor cell coverage, difficult to get any internet, out-dated bathrooms but the trees are great. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

50 amp was nice, no water or sewer at our site, but many sites are being upgraded to full hookups, not reflected on website yet. Site very unlevel, even with levelers fully deployed. But good enough for slides to come out. Great location for Cook Forest State Park visitation. Gravel road and sites. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Remote park - Verizon had no service. Attentive camp host who kept us up date when a tree fell on some power lines. Site are not level. Bathrooms are outdated, but plenty of hot water. Would go back. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We camp here every year at least 3 times. We love it here. It is nicely shaded. They are all very nice at the office. We love the fact they have a dog area away from those of us that do not have dogs. I do wish that other campers would take a bag with them to retrieve their animals "droppings" when they walk them. The bathrooms do need some attention, but it truly is a wonderful park. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Like always the park is fantastic. Our rate is for weekend with senior discount. Restrooms clean and sites are tidy. Grass is mowed and weeds are under control. Campground host is very present and on top of things. The same host has been there over 20 years. The swimming pool is closed, I don't know why or when it will reopen. We have always preferred the Clarion river over the pool anyhow. We intend to continue visiting this gem of a park. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is nice. Yes the bathrooms are old, but they were nice and clean while we were here. The park amenities are rather spread out, as is the case with a lot of state parks. Clarion River is beautiful for kayaking and the livery service is located right at the park entrance. The old growth forest is beautiful. There is even a theater within the park. Quite a nice spot. We would camp here again. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was hard to rate. The sites were spacious, well-maintained, and the rangers were very friendly. The kids enjoyed the ball field and riding their bikes on the paved, relatively flat roads. However, the restrooms are in rough shape - very old, a bit dingy, and in need of a remodel. There are not a lot of structured activities at the campground nor are there many hiking trails. However, there is plenty to do in the area - hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, etc. - all which are a short drive away. The campsites are gravel instead of paved, but there are plenty of sites with electric. This was our second trip to this campground and I'm sure we will return. The pros far outweigh the cons. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park itself is very nice, clean and appealing. They have somethings to do, like a movie one nite, which was nice. The only thing is the other campers. I chose not to stay in the pet area, but people walk their dogs everywhere, some don't clean up after them and let them bark. I just don't get it. The area itself is great for hiking and canoeing, which we love to do. Would stay here again. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Finally, the entrance road has been repaved and you no longer have to dodge potholes. There are nice wooded sites, well separated affording some privacy. Many sites have been improved by leveling with gravel. The bathroom/showers were generally clean but could use some updating. Camping with pets is limited to specific portion of the campground. This is a very scenic area and a great economical place to use as your base for exploring the many outdoor experiences. The park swimming pool is a couple of miles from the campground. The crystal clear Clarion River runs through the park and is great for tubing or canoeing. There is poor ATT cell service. I've been here many times and is one of my favorite camping areas. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here relatively early in the season, and they were probably short-staffed. While the showers were okay, there was a lot of grime in places, and it was evident that they hadn't had a thorough cleaning in some time. We were really in an isolated site so things were quiet, despite several groups staying here. There are no site sewer connections available. We tried connecting to the Internet through our data card, but there was no appreciable signal available in the area. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park. The sites are very spacious, the grounds are well-kept, and there is a lot to do in the area. I wish the campground had paved roads, and the bathhouses were old, but clean. I appreciated the hot showers. There is no camp store but there is a little store just down the road from the campground. If you enjoy hiking, you will love this area. You can also enjoy fishing in the Clarion River. Lots of people brought canoes and kayaks as well. We will certainly return here next summer! We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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