Whether you like to hike, bike, canoe, ride a horse, visit a winery, fish or play a round of golf; the Cook Forest area offers countless recreational opportunities for added enjoyment during your stay.




From fishing to hiking, flea markets to golf courses, the surrounding area offers countless opportunities for additional fun!

2017 Events & Activities

Kalyumet offers family oriented activities every weekend May through October. Stop by the community campfire every Saturday for some fresh popped popcorn. If the weather's willing and nothing else is in the kettle, the popcorn is popping.


Pajama Party Weekend
May 5 - 6
Wear your jammies or lounge wear all weekend and relax. Join in the fun at our pajama party and enjoy popcorn, a movie, games & more fun surprises.
Mother's Day Weekend
Sawmill Folk Music Competition
May 12 - 13
Treat Mom to an extra special weekend. All mom's get a free gift at check-in and free mini-golf. Mother's Day craft and other fun activities.
Armed Forces Day
May 19 - 20
Join us as we salute all active duty and retired military. Show your military id when you check in and receive a 10% discount.
Memorial Day Weekend*
May 26 - 29

Pool opens for the season. Join us for glow games, popcorn, fire truck ride, trackless train ride and more!

PLEASE NOTE: 3-night minimum stay required on holiday weekends.


Splish Splash Pool Party
Sawmill Herb & Fiber Festival
June 2 - 3
Join us for our pool party featuring poolside games and a cookout.
Sink or Float Regatta
Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment
June 9 - 10
Calling all families to get up, get wet and have fun. Build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and see if you will sink or float as you paddle across the pool. Boat Regatta Rules can be downloaded here.
Father’s Day Minnow Races
Let Someone Else Do the Cooking Weekend
June 16 - 17
Surprise Dad with a Father’s Day campout. Challenge him in the minnow races Saturday afternoon and treat him to Friday night pizza delivery followed by an ice cream cone or sundae at Kalyumet Fore Fun. Come to the Hot Dog Roast Saturday night & join us Sunday for a Pancake Breakfast.
Forest Dance Camp
June 18 - 23
Forest Dancing is an intensive summer dance workshop sponsored by Van Dyke and Company. Classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Special classes in yoga, social dance, conditioning for dancers and dance history. To register contact Van Dyke & Co at 814-938-8517.
Game Show Mania
June 23 - 24
This weekend everyone has a chance to join in the fun and games. Compete in a Farkle Tournament. Try to be a contestant in Kalyumet's version of Minute to Win It or Deal or No Deal where you will have a chance to win up to $250.
July 4th Holiday Extravaganza*
June 30 - July 4

Join us as we celebrate Independence Day. Electric Light Parade, Bingo, Crafts, Games, Popcorn, Spin Art and the Magic of Ray Lucas.

Local fireworks, festivals & concerts.

PLEASE NOTE: 4-night minimum stay required for advance July 4th holiday reservations.


Blazing Saddles
July 7 - 8
Bring your covered wagon to Kalyumet City for some Old West fun & mischief. Help Sheriff Mark keep the outlaws under control. Don’t get caught unprepared for the squirt gun shoot-out.
Ice Cream Social
Sawmill Woodcarving Show
July 14 - 15
Join us for a weekend of family fun. Cool off with a free Ice Cream Sundae on Saturday afternoon. Chocolate Slip 'N Slide.
Bubble Fun For Everyone
Marty's Bubblegum Machine
July 21 - 22
Kids of all ages enjoy playing with bubbles. Join us as we create giant bubbles, make bubble snakes and play in the foam bubble pit. This weekend we welcome Marty's Bubblegum Machine, a fun and interactive event for all ages.
Selfie Scavenger Hunt
July 28 - 29
Join in our Kalyumet & Cook Forest Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues and document your finds with photos.
Family Fun Week
July 31 - August 3
Join us for family fun week where our weekday guests will enjoy special activities each day. Mini-golf, outdoor laser tag, crafts, popcorn, movie, scavenger hunt, fire truck ride, Fore Fun Express & more.


Kids Carnival
Smokey Bear's Birthday
August 4 - 5

Tons of fun for everyone. Kids Carnival, Fire Truck Ride, Sno-kones.

Birthday Cake with Smokey Bear.

Roasted Chicken -- Orders to Go!
Marshmallow Wars
August 11 - 12

Enjoy a delicious fresh off the spit roasted chicken for dinner on Saturday. Order your chickens early. Supply is limited!

Join us as we prepare for battle by making marshmallow shooters.

Tionesta Indian Festival
August 15 - 20
Plan a visit to Tionesta for the Indian Festival during your stay.
Free Care Fund Fun Day
Power Wheels Cruise-In
Corn Roast
August 18 - 19

Join us Saturday afternoon for a day of family fun in support of a great cause.

Kids, bring your power wheels and join in the Power Wheels Cruise-in and Obstacle Course. Proceeds for this event benefit the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Free Care Fund.

Saturday evening corn roast.

Benezette Elk Expo
Cook Forest Sawmill Quilt Show
August 19 - 20
Enjoy these local area festivals during your stay.
Civil War Encampment
August 25 - 26
Learn about life during the Civil War. Tour an encampment, fire a musket, listen to the roar of cannon fire and witness a night fire demonstration.


Labor Day Weekend*
September 1 - 4

Join us for a fun weekend of glow games, bingo, popcorn, rock 'n fire truck ride and more.

PLEASE NOTE: 3-night minimum stay required on holiday weekends.

Holly Jolly Christmas
Midnight Madness Sale
Sawmill Chainsaw Carvers Round-up & Auction
September 15 - 16
Help us light the night with a spectacular luminary display throughout the campground. Visit from Santa & Christmas scavenger hunt. Don’t miss our Friday Night Just Before Midnight Madness Sale.
Pumpkin Festival**
Trick or Treat
Pet Costume Parade
September 22 - 23

Pumpkin fun for everyone - pumpkin toss, pumpkin painting and more. Dress your pet in their best costume for the pet costume parade. The kids will love dressing up to trick or treat this weekend. In the evening we will caravan to Cook Forest State Park for a Candlelight Tour of the Forest Cathedral.

PLEASE NOTE: 2-night minimum stay required for advance reservations on special event weekends.

Ghostly Gathering**
Not So Scary Halloween Party & Pumpkin Derby
Spooky Town Display
September 29 - 30

Join us for a ghoulishly good time. Our Ghostly Gathering Party and Pumpkin Derby are perfect for those who don't like things too scary.

Train ride to the Magic Pumpkin Patch. Put on your costume & bring your favorite ghostly treat or creepy dessert to our afternoon costume party. The kids will love dancing along with Marty's Bubblegum Machine. We supply the Kalloweenies. End the evening competing in the Kalyumet Pumpkin Derby. Stop by Kalyumet Fore Fun to see our Spooky Town Halloween Display.

PLEASE NOTE: 2-night minimum stay required for advance reservations on special event weekends.

Clarion’s 64th Annual Autumn Leaf Festival**
September 30 - October 8

Fair Food, Carnival Rides & Daily Events in Clarion.

  • Sunday 10/1 - Car Show
  • Friday 10/6 - Farmer’s & Crafter’s Day
  • Saturday 10/7 - Autumn Leaf Parade
  • Sunday 10/8 - Tractor Show

PLEASE NOTE: 2-night minimum stay required for advance reservations on special event weekends.


Columbus Day "1492" Special
October 8 - 8
Columbus Day Special—Stretch your weekend to 3 nights and stay this Sunday night for only $14.92 more.
Zap A Zombie - Kalloween **
October 13 - 14

Have a spooktacular Kalloween and a frightfully fun time. Help save all of humanity from the Zombie Contagion. Experience the chills and thrills of a haunted wagon ride and the Zap A Zombie Experience! Trick or Treating - Zombie Scarecrow Contest - We supply the framework; you provide the imagination & material to bring it to life.

Spooky Town Display at Kalyumet Fore Fun.

PLEASE NOTE: 2-night minimum stay required for advance reservations on special event weekends.

Zombie Stew
Spooky Town Display
October 20 - 21

Join us for a dinner of Zombie Stew. Bring a fresh vegetable ready to throw in the pot. We provide the beef and dumplings and do all the cooking.

Last chance to stop by Kalyumet Fore Fun to see our Spooky Town Display!

Last Weekend of the Season
October 27 - 28

Join us for the final campout of the season. Thanks for a great year.

Campground closes for the season on October 29, 2017