DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Cowans Gap State Park

September 25 - October 25, 2022

Sunday, September 25

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.

Friday, September 30

Campfire Tales: Samuel'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...

Saturday, October 1

Haunted Paddle

Join the park naturalist for our final paddle of the year. We will paddle around the lake and stop to hear some haunting stories from the area. Beware, you...

Friday, October 7

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Native Americans

Join the park naturalist around the campfire for some Native American tales. We will learn the importance of storytelling to the Native Americans. Bring a...

Saturday, October 8

Participants in Art in the Park

Join a professional artist to create a beautiful landscape painting of the park. All materials are provided. The cost for the event is $35, payable at the...

Fall Colors Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake on the Lakeside Trail. Along the way, we will learn about the process that causes the leaves to change...

Blood Moon Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake as we learn about the October Full Moon and why we are calling it the Blood Moon. We will also learn...

Sunday, October 9

Games of the Native Americans

Join the park naturalist as we explore some Native American games and the purpose that these games served. You will also get a chance to try some of the...

Thursday, October 13

Home School Day: The Native Americans

Join the park naturalist for our last Home School Day of the year. During this session we will be learning about the Native Americans that once called the...

Saturday, October 15

Harvest Day Festival

The Friends of Cowans Gap State Park invite you to join us for our annual Harvest Day Festival. Bring the family out for some fall fun in the park! Pumpkin...

Friday, October 21

Campfire Tales: Pioneer Tales

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some mild ghost stories based on the early pioneers in the area. You may just learn something new. Bring...

Saturday, October 22

Fall Photography Hike

Come learn some fall photography tips from the park naturalist and then enjoy a walk along the Lakeside Trail to practice what you have learned. Access for...

Finding the Constellations for Fall

Join the park naturalist at the nature center for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....