Lodging brochure for Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.
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Pricing and Reservations PRICING: Lodging prices vary due to type of facility; number of guests the facility accommodates; Pennsylvania residency status; length of stay; day of the week; and season. For base pricing information, scan the code or visit the Pennsylvania state parks website at http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/StateParkPrices Please note, base pricing information does not include fees or taxes. RESERVATIONS: Lodging in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months to three days before the day of arrival. If it is two days or less before the arrival date, call the state park to inquire about availability. For reservations, call the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or visit http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards; personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks; or a Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received within ten days of making the reservation. FEES: A non-refundable transaction fee is charged for each reservation. Cabin, lodge, unique house, and inn prices incur additional state and/or county local tax(es). The county local hotel occupancy tax rate varies depending on the location in the Commonwealth. Designated dog-friendly facilities charge an additional fee per night. CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES: Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website above. Cook Forest State Park The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park and 3,136-acre Clarion River Lands lie in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Known for its stands of old growth forest, the park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. A scenic 13mile stretch of the Clarion River flows through Cook Forest State Park and is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Lodging Cook Forest State Park River Cabin 1 There are 11 old growth areas in the park, totaling more than 2,300 acres. Most stands are dominated by ancient hemlock and white pine, but also contain ancient under-story trees. Many white pine and hemlock trees in these areas approach 350 years old. Scientists believe these old growth areas began following a large forest fire in 1644. Some trees survived the fire and date back to the early 1500s. Indian Cabin 4 Access for People with Disabilities This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. Cook Forest State Park Office 100 Route 36, P.O. Box 120 Cooksburg, PA 16217 814-744-8407 CookForestSP@pa.gov GPS DD: Lat. 41.33342 Long. -79.2099 Indian Cabins GPS DD: Lat. 41.334 Long. -79.209 River Cabins GPS DD: Lat. 41.326 Long. -79.192 Reservations: 888-PA-PARKS www.visitPAparks.com 4/20 Printed on Recycled Paper Cook Forest State Park Lodging Cook Forest Cabin Maps CHECK-IN: Check-in time is 5:00 PM. Since check-in is after the park office closes at 4:00 PM, call the park office in advance for check-in instructions. 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MINIMUM/MAXIMUM STAY: Cabins have a two-night minimum and a 14-night maximum stay in the non-peak season. In the summer peak season, the second Friday in June to the third Friday in August, rentals are weekly (Friday to Friday). r ve To , Canoe Launch, Park Office, Indian Cabins 1/8 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Pennsylvania state parks. QUIET HOURS: Campers must not disturb the sleep of others between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. ad 2 sets 1/8 Ro 2 sets River Cabins i Tra 2 sets CHECK-OUT: Lodging must be vacated by 9:00 AM. After cleaning the facility, disposing of trash, and removing personal property, return keys and paperwork to the park office. If the office is closed, deposit keys and paperwork in the box located in the entryway of the park office. PETS: Up to two dogs are permitted at designated facilities. Please contact the park office for pet guidelines. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas and all overnight facilities not participating in the pet program. Children’s Fishing Pond ok 1 set il Co 3 sets 2 sets 11/4 10/4 h 10 8 9 8 8 4 2 1 room 2 2 2 2 + Loft cabin 6 beds 1 bed 1 bed 2 beds 1 bed 2 beds 1 bed 2 beds To Park Office, Canoe Launch, River Cabins I Bi 1 set 5* *, 1 14 Single Beds Double Beds Single Bunk Beds Double/Single Bunk Beds * 12 2 * 11 # of Bedrooms 7* 8 6 ,4 # of Guests 5 1, 3 River Cabin # Trail n 7/4 m To There are two separate cabin areas with 10 rustic cabins each. Cabins are available for rent from mid-April to midDecember. All cabins have a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, dining table and benches, gas heat, electricity, covered porch, picnic table, fire ring with grill, and outdoor water hydrant. Rustic cabins do not have running water or bathrooms. Shower and restroom facilities are in the cabin area. All Indian Cabins have one room, which sleeps four guests in two sets of single bunk beds. Information for River Cabins is in the chart below. Indian Cabin 8 and River Cabins 6 and 7 are ADA accessible. Lodging Rules Unpaved Road I Indian Cabins GPS DD: Lat. 41.33389 Long. -79.20855 R River Cabins GPS DD: Lat. 41.32572 Long. -79.19166 HUNTING: Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.