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

Email

cowansgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

A Day in the Life: Early Western PA Pioneers

Would you have liked being one of the early settlers in western PA? Join the park naturalist for a look inside the life of the early settlers of western PA. ...

5/31 7pm
Campfire Tales: Tales from the Trails

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some mild ghost tales of from the trails in the surrounding area. Beware, you may just learn something...

6/1 8pm
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.

6/2 1pm
Scots Irish in PA

Join the park naturalist as we look at the Scots Irish that settled on the Pennsylvania frontier. You will learn about their lives and their contributions to...

6/7 7pm
Food of the Collier

There were many iron furnaces throughout Pennsylvania, and they relied on many people to operate the iron furnace. Of those probably some of the most...

6/8 2pm

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.