Parkers Indian
Store Hours
Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Parker's Indian Trading Post was established in the mid 1950’s and is a Cook Forest tradition not to be missed. We are located on Route 36 just south of the Clarion River in Cook Forest State Park. Please stop in and browse through our cabin décor, gifts, souvenirs, and rock shop! Our gem panning area is being renovated so it is not open yet for 2024, but there is mining rough available in the store if you wish to take it to go.

How does gem panning work? Purchase a bag of mining rough, take it to our running water trough, then add the mix slowly to the screened wooden box - shake and separate the dirt from the gems, fossils, and/or arrowheads. Mining rough comes in a variety of bag sizes and prices starting at $6. Mining rough is available offseason even when the trough is closed so you can take it home or give it as a gift. Gem panning is closed during the winter season.

Looking for a summer job? Stop by and fill out an application here or at our office at Cooksburg Dry Goods Gift Shoppe on River Road which is open daily.


14171 Route 36, Clarington, PA 15828

Save the dates for the 2024 Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour are November 1 - 3! Please stop in for some unique ideas for gifts this Christmas and a wonderland of Christmas décor! You can see more at


Parkers Sign