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River's Edge
1439 River Road
Cooksburg, PA 16217

Clarion River Named
2019 Pennsylvania
River of the Year

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Experience The Magic

located on the Clarion River
one mile east of Cook Forest State Park.

Every once in a while you need to get away and recharge the batteries of life. Throughout the year the look of the forest is constantly changing and beckons to all. Whether it's a few days or a week, River’s Edge is a great place to experience the magic, where forest meets the river.


Panorama View from the Front Porch

Fall Colors on River Road


Clarion River

Looking up River


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge


River's Edge


Fire Ring



Inside the Cottage

After a day in the forest
enjoying seasonal activities such as hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hunting, nature watching and exploring, River’s Edge has plenty of room inside or out to just relax and unwind. With comfortable beds upstairs and down you’ll get a great nights rest and be ready for tomorrows adventures.


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage



The Loft

The loft will comfortably sleep 6
with (2) full size beds and one set of bunk beds, while the downstairs bedroom will sleep 2 on a full size bed.

River's Edge Cottage


River's Edge Cottage




Reservations and Pricing
April through December, 2024

  WEEKEND (Two night minimum)    
  Up to four persons /per night $225.00  
  Each extra person /per night $10.00  
  MID-WEEK (Two night minimum)    
  Four persons /per night $200.00  
  Each extra person /per night $10.00  
  Four persons /per night $185.00  
  Each extra person /per night $10.00  
  Up to four persons $1,100.00  
  Each extra person /per night $10.00  


  • Three night minimun


  • All rates subject to 6% Sales Tax & 5% Hotel Tax.
  • Weekend is two nights Friday and Saturday.
  • Weekly reservations may start on Friday or Sunday.
  • Weekdays defined as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • Two night minimum on advanced reservations.
  • HOLIDAYweekends are 3 night minimun.
  • Reservations accepted up to one year in advance.


  • A deposit of approximating 50% of your rent, excluding tax and extra persons isrequired within 7 days to secure your reservation.
  • Payment must be Check, Cash, or Money Order,we do not accept credit cards.
  • The balance due must be made when you check-in on the day of arrival.
  • If you cancel and we can re-rent your cabin, we will refund your deposit less a $35.00 re-booking fee. If we cannot re-rent your cabin your deposit is subject to forfeiture. However, at our sole discretion, we may elect to issue a partial refund or credit toward a future rental.


  • Additional people over 4 is $10.00/day per person.



Robert Simko
1439 River Road
Cooksburg, PA 16217

* Please make checks payable to "Robert Simko".


Clarion River Reflections


Open April through December


We are located aproximately 6.5 miles east from the intersection of Rt.36 and River Road and 2 miles west of the intersection of Rt.899 and River Road.


Map to River's Edge Cottage


Clarion River


Clarion River in Winter




Clarion River Named 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:01 PM
Posted by Tyler Ochs

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Wild and Scenic River that draws legions of anglers, paddlers and other outdoors enthusiasts throughout the seasons, the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2019 River of the Year.

The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR).

Other waterways nominated were: Conodoguinet Creek, Delaware River and Lackawanna River.

“Congratulations to the supporting groups who rallied around a waterway most deserving of River of the Year honors,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “Beyond its Wild and Scenic River status, this icon of our Pennsylvania Wilds defines a wilderness of clean water and healthy forests that draws back visitors again and again.

“This annual honor recognizes not only our state’s wealth of rivers and streams, but also the core of dedicated folks who fight to protect them.”

A total of 14,790 votes were cast, with the Clarion receiving 5,850; Delaware River, 4,748; Lackawanna River, 2,852; and Conodoguinet Creek, 1,340.

DCNR and POWR will work with the Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINs) Coalition to create a free, commemorative poster celebrating the Clarion River as the 2019 PA River of the Year.

As acting fiscal agent for the WINs Coalition, the Western PA Conservancy, will receive a $10,000 Leadership Grant to help fund a slate of year-long River of the Year activities.

The WINS Coalition is a collaborative network of 35 organizations, including members from non-profits and local watershed groups, as well as county, state, and federal agencies, all of whom will plan and coordinate the celebration events to be held throughout the year. The WINS Coalition was formed in 2007 with the goals of protecting, restoring, and improving habitat in watersheds throughout the Allegheny National Forest.

“Having just observed the 2018 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by hailing the conservation of nearly 52 miles of the Clarion River protected under that designation, we are elated to continue to honor the Clarion as the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year to celebrate its remarkable recovery and pay tribute to it as a treasured resource of the state,” said Kylie Maland of the Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINs) Coalition.

In cooperation with DCNR, selection of public voting choices was overseen by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

“POWR is excited to partner once again with DCNR on River of the Year Program,” POWR Executive Director Janet Sweeney said. “The River of the Year program is a great way for us to highlight the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s waterways. As part of the larger river sojourn program, the River of the Year honor helps connect thousands of Pennsylvanians to the water, as well as highlights the great work being done in Pennsylvania communities on these valuable resources.”

POWR administers the River of the Year program with funding from DCNR. Presented annually since 1983, the 2018 River of the Year designation was awarded to Loyalsock Creek in north central Pennsylvania.

A commemorative River of the Year sojourn is among many paddling trips supported by DCNR and POWR each year. An independent program, the Pennsylvania Sojourn Program, is a unique series of a dozen such trips on the state’s rivers. These water-based journeys for canoeists, kayakers and others raise awareness of the environmental, recreational, tourism and heritage values of rivers. For more information about the sojourn program, visit

More information can be found on PA River of the Year and POWR at and