Cook Forest State Park is designated one of Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks by the Pennsylvania DCNR. The Clarion River runs through the park and offers paddling and trout fishing.
There are 29 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the 140-mile Baker Trail. There are 24 rustic cabins and 210 campsites for overnight stays.
Birding is a popular activity within the park. The PA DCNR offers a downloadable bird checklist for Cook Forest State Park.