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

What are Cryptids?

Come join the park naturalist as we look at the idea of cryptids. Learn why cryptids include more than just Sasquatch. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie...

7/23 7pm
Family Friendly Movie

Come join the park chaplain for a family friendly movie. The Park Chaplain’s activities are sponsored by the PA Council of Churches through the Chaplains in...

7/23 8pm
What's Missing Hike

Join Mr. Cowan for a walk through the park to learn about how the area has changed since they settled here in the 1790’s. This hike of less than a mile is...

7/24 2pm
Dare 2B Tick Aware

Join Certified PA Lyme Resource Network Faculty member, Jim Shindledecker to find out about the DARE 2B tick aware to help protect you and your family from...

7/24 7pm
Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

7/25 12:30pm

Recent Events

Buck Moon Hike

7/22/2021

Where in the Park?

7/17/2021

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.