DCNR Calendar of Events

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.pa.gov

Region

South

Manager

Jennifer Park

Email

cowansgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Campfire Tales: Creepy Critters

Come join the park naturalist as he talks about those creepy critters that aren’t so creepy when you learn about them. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack...

10/30 7pm
Death of a Jack-O-Lantern

Come learn about the process of decay in a Jack-O-Lantern. You will also learn about why the decaying process is important to the health of the forest. ...

10/31 2pm
Blue Moon Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake with a rest to watch the moonrise. Along the way, we will learn why this full moon is called Blue...

10/31 6:30pm
A Visit With Samuel

Come enjoy the story of Samuel Cowan and how Samuel and his wife Mary came to Cowan’s Gap. This program is limited to 24 participants. Participants can...

11/6 7pm
Campfire Tales: Tales of the Soldier

Get a jump start on Veterans’ Day as the park naturalist tells some ghostly stories dedicated to the fighting men and women through our history. Bring a...

11/7

Recent Events

Creepy Critters

10/17/2020

Fun Trails Day

10/17/2020

Recent Activity

Ashley Walter

Ashley Walter left a positive review 9/13/2020

This was a phenomenal event! I learned so much about the president. As an historian, I can say that this event was not only informative, but presented in such an interesting way. This was so well researched! It is so nice to have access to free and informational events like this. The amphitheater looks over the beautiful water and mountain. It was fun learning while looking at such a beautiful background! Highly recommend!

Shelly Sue

Shelly Sue left a positive review 1/2/2020

We had an awesome time on the First Day Hike at Cowans Gap! The volunteers and guides were very kind and knowledgeable! Thank you to everyone who made the event possible!

Shelly Sue

Shelly Sue posted a photo 1/2/2020

Jenn

Jenn left a positive review 9/28/2018

Kids had fun! They especially liked releasing the butterflies!

Kimberly Powers

Kimberly Powers left a positive review 9/21/2018

Loved it. Mr. George told some great stories and the kids loved making smores.

Kimberly Powers

Kimberly Powers left a positive review 9/21/2018

One of the best things I did this summer! Awesome time awesome tour guide.

Kimberly Powers

Kimberly Powers left a positive review 9/22/2018

Great day, very rewarding to help out.

Patrick Querry

Patrick Querry left a positive review 8/25/2018

A good trip, however the leader had no record of our pre-registration when we arrived. The weather for the evening was perfect and it was a good, but albeit very brief trip of less than an hour on the water. Somewhere between "meh" and "It was great".

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.