Shamrock Woods Lodge is a private secluded lodge located in Vowinckel, Pennsylvania just minutes from Cooks Forest State Park and bordering the Allegheny National Forest.
At Shamrock Woods Lodge, you decide whether to enjoy a relaxing day indoors in one of our spacious living rooms or adventure outdoors for hiking, cycling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, state ATV trails, or even horseback riding. There is so much to offer, we are sure you will find something for everyone to enjoy.
Gather your family and friends together for a relaxing stay at Shamrock Woods Lodge. The vacation spot you'll want to come back to again and again!
Our property connects to the Rail 66 trail system.
Four-season, non-motorized trail that extends 20 paved miles through scenic northern Clarion County, stretching from Route 322 in Paint Township to Vowinckel. Connects to North Country Trail.
Our Great Outdoors region is a big, beautiful part of Pennsylvania and the perfect destination for family fun and outdoor adventure. It’s home to the rolling Appalachian Mountains and more than a million acres of forestland including the Allegheny National Forest, Cook Forest and many state parks. Two mighty rivers cut across the landscape, plus there are fish-filled lakes, scenic overlooks, and wildlife galore including bald eagles and the largest wild, free-roaming elk herd in the Northeast. In the Great Outdoors you’ll find lots of great things to do, places to stay, eat and explore. But wherever you go and whatever you do – the vibe here is always relaxed and vacationing is very affordable.
Our Lodge is walking distance from the North Country Trail - Baker Trail Access.
The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest in the National Trails System, stretching 4,800 miles across eight states from North Dakota to Vermont, traversing forests and farmlands, remote terrain and nearby communities. Whether you’re looking to day-hike a few miles or plan a longer overnight backpacking trip, a multitude of diverse landscapes and hiking opportunities are waiting for you.
Our Lodge is approximately a 5 minute drive into Cook Forest and about 10 minutes to the river.
Cook Forest State Park encompasses 11,536 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania. Bordered by the picturesque Clarion River, the park is most known for virgin white pine, and hemlock timber stands. Classified as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, Cook Forest State Park is often referred to as the “Black Forest” of Pennsylvania.
Situated on the Allegheny Plateau, the forest is comprised of 514,029 acres in the northwestern corner of the state.
The U.S. Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits, sustainability, and collaborative partnerships. The slogan “Land of Many Uses” captures our vision of a healthy, vigorous, working forest that provides timber and wood products, watershed protection, access to underground minerals, ties to cultural history, a diversity of wildlife habitats, and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities -- not only today but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits.