COWANS GAP STATE PARK
COWANS GAP STATE PARK
6235 Aughwick Road
Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Cowans Gap State Park
Cowans Gap State Park is a 1,085-acre park in the beautiful Allens Valley of Fulton County. The state forest land surrounding the park furnishes visitors with an abundance of natural beauty during all seasons of the year.
The park has ten rustic cabins that are available during the spring, summer and fall. The three-room cabins have a four-person overnight capacity. They contain a refrigerator, stove, inside fireplace and two bunk beds. There is no indoor plumbing in the cabins. A water faucet is outside. A central comfort station has showers and flush toilets.
Camping: modern sites, some with electric
Cowans Gap has 224 campsites in two areas. The camping area has a sanitary dump station and modern comfort stations with flush toilets and hot showers. The campsites can accommodate campers from a small tent to a large motor home. Seven walk-in tent sites are adjacent to Camping Area B. An overnight courtesy boat mooring area is provided for registered campers during their stay at the park.
The camping area is open from the second Friday of April until the day following deer season in December.
Organized Group Tenting:
This camping area holds organized groups of up to forty people. The area has a modern restroom with flush toilets and is open from the second Friday of April to the third Sunday in October.
Family Outdoor Expo
Join us for some family friendly fun! This event is designed to introduce you to many of the things you can do to get your family outside. Fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, and much more! More details to come!
Homeschool Day - Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates
Discover the whats living under your feet through discussion and activites. This program is designed for homeschool children ages 7-17. Must pre-register with the park office before July 10th at (717)485-3948 or NRCowansEEPrograms@state.pa.us .
Discover E Mini-Camp: Water World
Outdoor Emplores ages 6, 7, and8: Learn about the lives of plants, insects, and animals connected with watery habitats! Program includes lots of hands-on, outdoor activities. Children should be dressed in play clothes and bring shoes suitable for the water. They will need to bring a snack and drink.Must Pre-Register with the park office at (717)485-3948 by 7/17.
Discover E Mini-Camp: Bugs, Birds and Wildflowers
Hide and Seekers ages 4and5 - Come explore with us! Bugs and flowers, games and crafts, songs and hikes, and much more are all part of this fun program for young children. Children should be dressed in play clothes and will need to bring a snack and drink. Must Pre-Register with the park office at (717)485-3948 by 7/24/15.
The 500-foot sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming when lifeguards are off-duty.
Boating: electric motors only
There are two boat launches and 68 mooring spaces on 42-acre Cowans Gap Lake. The boating concession is in the day use area and rents rowboats and paddle boats. The boating concession is open daily in the summer.
Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.