Clarion River, across from Cook Riverside

Cabin Locator Map & Driving Directions

Cabin Amenities

Kitchens are fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils, microwaves, toasters and coffee pots (with filters) as well as gas ranges and refrigerators.

The bathrooms have toilets (with toilet paper), sinks, and showers and/or bath tubs.

Each cabin has gas heat as well as a fireplace or wood burner. Firewood is provided and there are charcoal facilities.

Outside there is a picnic table, porch or deck furniture, charcoal grill, fire ring with wood benches and covered firewood bins.

The water is pure spring-fed and is tested regularly. Excellent for drinking.

Each cabin has a coat rack, hat rack and luggage racks.

Because of our remote location, we do not have television or cell phone reception.  Each cabin does have a TV and DVD player.

We offer bicycles for a nominal rental fee and canoes, kayaks and innertubes at discount rates to our cabin guests.

 

Cooks Forest Cabins #10, the "Honeymoon Cabin"

Cabin 10 bedroom Cabin 10 fireplace Cabin 10 exterior Cabin 10 hot tub Cabin 10 livingroom Cabin 10 kitchen

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.