Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park is a 1,085-acre park in the beautiful Allens Valley of Fulton County. A 42-acre lake, large campground, rustic cabins and many hiking trails are prime attractions. State forest land surrounds the park, providing additional land for recreation and natural beauty in all seasons.

6235 Aughwick Road, Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9801

Phone

717-485-3948

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

South

Manager

Kenneth Gwin

Email

cowansgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

First Day Hike

Ring in 2018 with a hike around the lake or up to the overlook for a wintry view of the park and surrounding mountains. The Friends of Cowans Gap will have...

1/1/2018 2pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 8/22/2017

The kids really enjoyed it! They loved seeing all those caterpillars on the 2 trees! Thanks!

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 8/11/2017

My kids really enjoyed it, even though we couldn't see any stars with all the clouds! We are really hoping to do another evening one sometime soon to see the stars with Mr. George!

David Sams

David Sams 6/28/2017

I began visiting Cowans Gap in 1956 @ the age of 9. My family rented a cabin for a week at a time at least once a year and weekends probably 3-4 times a year, which included Thanksgiving weekend. Nothing will ever replace those memories. It had been a long time (1964) since I had been there but I told my wife about my trips there and all the fond memories I had. In 1992 my wife and I visited my parents who had relocated from Philadelphia to Saxton. My wife told my mother of my stories and memories and Mom quietly told my Dad. So we went to visit the next day. Upon entering the park from Burnt Cabins we parked by the dam and walked across the dam. Many memories flooded my brain and my wife understood the peace I had by way of the incredible views. The sand beach; the up-welling springs and their cold spots; the concession and boat rental bring back more memories. Although the park had changed (loss of 3 "lake side cabins (with indoor running water)) and the "Honeymooners cabin" (no electricity) by the camping area, this park will never be replaced by any other park as #1.

Dorothy Jean Heisey

Dorothy Jean Heisey left a positive review 6/24/2017

Enjoyed painting outside. Stretched me to paint my own painting. Met great people and enjoyed see their work

Katrina Smith

Katrina Smith left a positive review 5/19/2017

This was an awesome, very educational event! My kids had a great time and we all learned a lot! This was our first event and we are sad that Renae is relocating. Please, please, please carry on the Homeschool days!

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 8/18/2016

We had a great time and Renae put together a great program as usual!

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 7/18/2016

The weather wasn't the best but still a great time! Fun crafts and great games!

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 9/12/2016

Lots of fun as usual! We love the games Renae comes up with! Thanks!

Charlene Bricker Daley

Charlene Bricker Daley left a positive review 7/23/2016

I loved it. Kayaking can be relaxing or to build muscles. I did both. Thank you Renee.

Jessica Tenley

Jessica Tenley left a positive review 6/16/2016

We had a great time even though the weather wasn't cooperating with us!