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Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

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This State Park Offers outstanding hiking through old-growth forest, towering hemlocks and oaks, some trees are 300 years old! A springtime hike near the fire tower is spectacular when mountain laurel are in bloom. Along with the hiking there is horse-back riding nearby, and canoe rentals for trips down the Clarion River. Spring is best as water levels can get low during the summer. The Ridge Campground is located within the state park. The sites are mostly shaded and fairly spacious. Sites on the back loop are spread out more, but they have no electricity. Flush toilets are avalible with showers. There are also some nice privite campgrounds in the area.

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FILTHY BATHROOMS AND WEDDING THIEFS, Member DONTCAMPPA

UPON OUR STAY FOR THE WKND ,WE HAD BEEN THERE FOR A WEDDING AT GATEWAY LODGE AND CAMPING AT THE RIDGE CAMPGROUND.WE HAD BEEN GIVEN A CASE OF WINE COOLERS AS A GIFT UPON PACKING TO LEAVE THE CAMPGROUND WE HAD FOUND OUT THE PARK YING YANGS HAD COME AND STOLE OUR WEDDING GIFT THAT WAS LEFT UNDER OUR PICNIC TABLE.THE PARK SUPERINTENDENT INSISTED ABOUT NO ALCOHOL IN THE PARK .AS WE TOLD HIM IT WASNT OPEN AND I DONT EVEN DRINK THAT IT WAS STORED UNDER THE PICNIC TABLE TILL WE LEFT . HE HAD TO OF COURSE TELL US HOW WRONG WE WERE FOR HAVING ALCOHOL IN THE PARK .I GUESS WE WHERE TO LEAVE IT AT THE RANGER STATION FOR THEM TO DRINK ..WHICH IM SURE THEY DID ANYWAYS .WE CALLED AND SPOKE TO SUPER WHEN WE LEFT BUT HE REFUSED TO GIVE IT BACK.I THINK ITS PRETTY LOW LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO THAT EXTENT TO TAKE A WEDDING GIFT .ONLY IN PA. ALSO THE BATH HOUSE WHERE ACTUALLY DISGUSTING FOR FILTH AND DIRT.IF THEY WOULD CUT BACK ON PARK POLICE AND HIRE JANITORIAL STAFF THE MONEY WOULD BE MUCH MORE WELL DESERVED AND SPENT.THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE NEVER CARE TO STAY IN PA STATE PARKS ,TO MANY CHIEFS NOT ENOUGH INDIANS AND IT SHOWS..STICK TO KAO OR ANY OTHER PRIVATE CAMPGROUND YOUR MONEY IS MUCH MORE APPRECIATED IN THE PRIVATES THAN THE STATE .ALL STATE PARKS ARE SLOWLY GOING DOWN THE CRAPPER .GRASS NOT CUT ,TREES LAYING AROUND,WEEDS IN THE GRAVEL PARKING SPACES..ECT.

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