Explore the federally designated National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. A 13-mile stretch of the Clarion River flows through Cook Forest State Park and is popular for outdoor recreation. (Clarion River Photo by Kyle Yates)
Things to do
Travel along River Road, a beautiful drive that runs along the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. A 13-mile stretch of the Clarion River flows through Cook Forest State Park and is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. A variety of outfitters are available for river trips.
The Clarion River winds for 115 miles through narrow valleys and forests. Adjacent public lands provide opportunities for picnicking, camping, hiking, bicycling and wildlife watching. Drive or bike along River Road for stunning views of the Clarion River.
Less than 1/4 of 1% of our rivers are protected under the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. The Clarion River is one of two such federally designated rivers in the Pennsylvania Wilds, in addition to the Allegheny River. Learn more about the National Wild & Scenic River System.