Clarion River, across from Cook Riverside

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Cabin Amenities

Each of our cabins have full kitchens, which include a gas range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and filters, toaster, hand mixer, cooking and eating utensils.   Full bathrooms, with toilets, showers and some bath tubs, toilet paper and Kleenex. 

Our cabins 4, 5 and 10  have two person whirlpool bath tubs, and electric log fireplaces in the bedrooms. 

For those winter months, all cabins have gas heat and wood burning fireplaces in the living rooms.  We provide firewood. 

For those summer months, all cabins have ceiling fans or pedestal fans.

All cabins have TV’s and DVD players;  we do not have TV reception. 

We have excellent spring water for use that is  professionally tested for your enjoyment. 

Outside you will find a porch or deck with chairs and picnic tables, a fire ring with benches around and a charcoal grill.


Cooks Forest Cabins #10, the "Honeymoon Cabin"


Newly remodeled cabin #10 has a cozy living room with a fireplace and a double sleeper sofa. The kitchen has an apartment size gas range and refrigerator while the full bathroom has a shower. The great bedroom is 14 feet by 22 feet with a queen size bed. The 2 person whirlpool bath is enhanced with a skylight in the ceiling above. A gas log fireplace nearby completes this beautiful bedroom.

Maximum occupancy:  4 people.  Cabin occupancy includes babies, children, and adults.

Rates:  $215.00/night or $840/week

~Testimonials~   "Thanks… for another awesome week. We love it here! Your cabins are the best!!." –AS, LS & RS - PA

Items You Must Bring

  • Bath towels, wash cloths, bath soap, shampoo
  • Dish towels, dish soap
  • Paper towels

Items You May Want To Bring

  • Hatchet or axe, fire starters, matches
  • Hot dog forks, Mountain Pie makers
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor identification guides
  • Hiking boots, slippers, sandals, river shoes
  • DVD’s, Video Games
  • Frisbees, baseballs, bocce

Clarion River History - Part I

The first residents of the Cook Forest State Park and Clear Creek State Park area were Native Americans, who arrived about 12,000 years ago. Then the climate was much colder and the area was populated by Eastern Bison, Mountain Lions, Caribou and other large mammals. The Clarion River was first known as the “Tobecco” by the local Indian tribes, meaning “dark brown water”. This coloring was caused by the tannic acid which came from the decaying debris of the pine forests. The French in 1749 named it the “Riviere au Fiel” or river of hate. The name was changed to “Toby Creek” by the early Europeans but was changed to “Stump Creek” as the lumbering began. The hillsides eroded and flowed into the river and the name evolved to the “Mud River”. An early surveyor wrote the river rapids sounded like a clarion, a medieval brass instrument. The name stuck and in 1817 was officially adopted. Special thanks to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.