7.4 Good
http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/pennsylvania

Cook Forest State Park

Cooksburg, Pennsylvania


113 River Rd
Cooksburg, Pennsylvania 17217
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 230
Recent Rate: $$$$

Add Review

Latitude: 41.33519
Longitude: -79.22567

Elevation: 1556' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

0 Questions & Answers

These questions and answers are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Ask fellow campers about "Cook Forest State Park" and nearby attractions.

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews' member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is in a beautiful forest with a ton of hiking! The campground is large but only offers a small amount of pet friendly sites. The bathrooms were clean but really need to be updated. We were able to reserve a full hook up site which was nice for a state park! Most of the sites are shaded in the forest. Roads easy to navigate. Very close to the Clarion River which is fun to canoe in! Stop by the Pale Whale to rent your canoes and enjoy ice cream at their stand! We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

20 minutes from Clear Creek State Park which also has a lot of trails and river access!

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in site 53 and our electric would not work in our camper on Saturday night 8/12/17. The park was clean and friendly people. The campground hosts need to do a little more about the traffic going so fast on the loops. I felt they were going way too fast in pet area. The rest rooms could use an upgrade or a paint job. No cleaning crew came to clean restrooms. We camped at Cook Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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

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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Cook Forest State Park

JGS

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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 39

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 6
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 21
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Cook Forest State Park

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Are you affiliated with Cook Forest State Park ?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.

ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.

;
;