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Programs at Cook Forest State Park

Friday, July 22 at 800am - ‘Clarion River Boating Program:  Arroyo Bridge-Irwin Run’     Join us for an interpretive guided float down the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Arroyo Bridge to Irwin Run.  This section of river is rich in local history, and also contains the most challenging set of rapids on the river, “THE  X,Y,Z”.  We will be passing remnants of the Arroyo Tannery and have lunch along the abandoned Clarion River Railway near the Lilly Pond.  This is a true wilderness experience.  Only experienced boaters permitted.  Please meet at the Park Office where we will drive to the starting point.  Lunch and boats provided to those who register by 7/19 by contacting the Park Office at (814)744-8407 or cookforestsp@pa.gov.  Registration limited to 10 boats.  Cost is $50/boat payable by cash, check, or money order made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Lunch, boats, and all boating equipment provided. Prior Cook Forest kayak training participants receive a 50% discount. 

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 am - ‘Friends of Cook Forest Series:  Basics of Orienteering’  Ever get lost in Cook Forest? Can you find north?  What if it’s dark or you don’t have a map?  Please meet at the Nuthole Pavilion, located at the entrance to Ridge Camp, to learn the basics of orienteering with instructor Roger Mazzarella. Participants will be sent on a short scavenger hunt at the end of the class to test their new skills. Please bring your own compass.

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