Photo courtesy of Menahem Thalkar

Photo courtesy of Russ Smith



Forest County has several partners in offering you visitor services, recreational opportunities and information to make the most of your visit to the "Natural Escape".  Whether you're looking for hunting and fishing seasons and regulations, things to do in the area or information on what our public lands have to offer, visit the web sites below for the information you need.


Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest offers over 500,000 acres of outdoor recreation including camping, hiking, cycling, ATV and snowmobile trails, hunting & fishing, wildlife watching, and more.  Click on the link above to view their website and learn more about the recreational opportunities, get up-to-date trail and facility information, permits required and more.

A.N.N.A. Shelter

FOUND Lost dogs from Forest, Clarion and Erie Counties are taken to the Association for Needy and Neglected Animals in Erie.  If you have lost your dog, within 24 hours contact:
The A.N.N.A. Shelter
1555 E. 10th Street
Erie, PA 16511
Or send your info & dog photo to:


PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau

The PA Great Outdoors is a 5-county regional visitors bureau offering visitor information and publications for Forest County as well as Cameron, Clarion, Elk and Jefferson counties.  Their web site offers trip-planning information including accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions and more.  View the annual "Welcome Guide" on-line and go to the Tionesta and Marienville sections for information on Forest County.


Cornplanter State Forest

Cornplanter is just north of Tionesta on Route 36.  It offers a combined interpretive area with about 1-1/2 miles of self guided foot trails heavily used by the surrounding schools for environmental education.  There are also seven miles of cross-country ski trails for the winter sport enthusiast and a 64-acre Woodcock management area.  Their web site offers history, recreation opportunities and a map of the forest.

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest is approximately 30 miles south of Tionesta and approximately 15 minutes south of Marienville on Rt. 36 at Forest County's southern border.  The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park was once called the "Black Forest," and is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. See their web site for history, facilities, interpretive programs, trails, camping facilities and more.

Tionesta Lake

This 6.3-mile lake is one mile south of Tionesta on Rt. 36 and offers hiking, boating, fishing, and camping.  See their web site for history, details on use of the boat launch, picnic areas, and camping facilities.

PA Fish & Boat Commission

Forest County offers two rivers and dozens of creeks and streams offering a wide variety of fishing opportunities.  See the PA Fish & Boat Commission web site regarding stream stocking, species, fishing seasons and regulations, how to obtain permits and stamps and more info for planning your fishing trip.

Penn State Cooperative Extension - Forest County

Visit their website or their office in Tionesta for assistance with Production Agriculture, Energy & Natural Resources, Home & Family, Community & Economics or Yard & Garden issues and questions. Use the navigation in the left hand column for News, Events and a local staff directory.

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