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

Story Time at Cowans Gap

Registration required. Join the Fulton County Library and Cowans Gap State Park for Story Time. Register by calling the library at 717-485-5327 or emailing...

9/29 10am
Campfire Tales: Mr. Cowan's Favorites

Join Mr. Cowan around the campfire to hear some of his favorite tales from the park. You may just learn something new. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks if...

10/1 7pm
Campfire Flavors of Fall

Join the park naturalist for cooking demonstration using the flavors of fall over the campfire. There will be a limited amount of samples to try.

10/2 1pm
Fall Camping Tips

Join the park naturalist to learn some tips to help you extend your camping season into the fall while continuing to make it fun and memorable.

10/2 7pm
Fall Colors Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake as we look at what gives our trees their beautiful colors and the importance the changing colors play in...

10/3 3:30pm

Recent Events

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.