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Cook Forest State Park


PO Box 120
Cooksburg, PA 16217
814.744.8407
No Email Address
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cookforest.aspx
3 Reviews
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JUST BEAUTIFUL, any time of year

Received from Helena for visit in Jan 2013


Site Number:
Stay Again? YES
Ridge Camp is woodsy and spacious mostly. We had no trouble walking our lab. There is a spacious area for dog walking and also a long woodsy path you can take your dog on right at your camping area. Nearby Cooks Forest State Park has a beautiful hiking trail. One part is flat and the other Mountain. You choose. Dogs are allowed. It has streams, bridges, a swinging bridge to walk on right along the stream. Nice area for fishing or canoeing.Quiet and relaxing for a weekend. The only downside we found was that there should be a sign ahead to tell you you are coming up on Ridge Camp. We missed the turnoff both times we were there, and it's hard to turn a 32 foot fifth wheel. We visited other campgrounds in the area and found this to be the nicest. The Farmers Inn is a very good restaurant and gift shop to visit in the area

Received from Barbara for visit in Aug 2009


Site Number: 74
Stay Again? YES
Ridge camp is the state park campground in Cook Forest. The campground is right in the state park and some parts have a 'Yellowstone' look to them. Access roads inside the campground were either gravel or broken up asphalt. There is a check in post at the front that was staffed. The only thing I didn't like was you could drive right in and not even be given a wave. Poor security but at least the rangers drove through often in the daylight. Never saw one past dark though. We brought our dog and were limited to a certain area for pets. The pet area is now within the campground and not outside like the other review said. The pet rules are strict. You are not allowed on any trails except one for pets. You cannot walk your pet outside of the pet area. You are charged $2.00 a day if you bring a pet to cover "added maintenance and program costs" whatever that is. The sites are large and include a picnic table and fire ring. The park has 50 and 30 amp electric sites, a dump station, drinking water spigots throughout, and shower houses. I would say half of the sites are primitive with no electric. The site we had was primitive. I have a battery so that didn't bother my much. The bathrooms are OK but not real clean. My wife overheard a lady telling her child "it was only a mouse, don't cry". I choose to shower and use the toilet in my popup this trip! There are a few canoe liveries and gift shops in the area. Lots of trails but like I said above we couldn't really do any hiking since we had a dog. It rained quite heavily all weekend which didn't make out stay enjoyable. We may try this park again sans the dog. There are a few other modern campgrounds in the area that look better though.

Received from Todd F for visit in Aug 2006


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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