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.state.pa.us

Region

South

Manager

Kenneth Gwin

Email

cowansgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Home School Day:  Hardworking Pollinators

Come join us for our August Home School Day. We wil be learning about different pollinators and their importance. This program is designed for homeschool...

8/21 10am
Home School Day:  Hardworking Pollinators

Come join us for our August Home School Day. We wil be learning about different pollinators and their importance. This program is designed for homeschool...

8/21 1pm
Learning at the Beach: Skulls

Stop by the table at the beach and see what the park naturalist has today. Today’s topic will be animal skulls.

8/23 2pm
Wildlife Diseases

Come join us as we take a look at some current wildlife diseases of concern in Pennsylvania. See if you can figure out how it ties in with tonight’s movie. ...

8/23 7pm
Home School Day: Birds of Prey

Come join us for our September Home School Day. We wil be learning about birds of prey and their annual migration. This program includes a breif...

9/19 10am

Recent Events

Sturgeon Moon Hike

8/15/2019

Recent Activity

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".

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!