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Hidden Gem !!

Turn off the gadgets and get the family outside !! Cowan Gap State Park is a real gem of a... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Tony G
Union Bridge, Maryland
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A hidden nature treasure!

Cowans Gap State park is a highly underrated place to enjoy nature and tranquility. The lake and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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6235 Aughwick Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9603
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Turn off the gadgets and get the family outside !! Cowan Gap State Park is a real gem of a campground/lake/hiking/kayaking/canoeing park. We brought our camper up for the first time over Labor Day and were met with a very quiet (except for the amazing...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Cowans Gap State park is a highly underrated place to enjoy nature and tranquility. The lake and camp grounds are other highlights (the lake can get busy during the summer months, so arrive early) but my favorite parts are the numerous trials in the Southern...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The park boasts a large sandy beach area and larger lawn area to set up your blanket and chairs. Admission is free but bring some cash for inexpensive burger, fries, hot dogs and soft serve ice cream. A cone costs $2. There is an easy...More

Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

I took my daughters here for their first outdoor camping experience in a tent. It was an unqualified success. This park is clean has plenty of activities and I will gladly visit again. Our site came with a tent pad that was mostly graded, a...More

Thank Krisjand R
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Cowan's Gap State Park may easily be my very favorite 1.5 mile lakefront easy walk trail hands down in PA! There are SO MANY gorgeous picturesque views to take in along this smooth walking trail....a stroller or wheelchair would do just fine on most of...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Went for a nice cookout with friends and family on an afternoon. A lot of people, but the tables are nicely spaced, so you still have your privacy. Some of us also went fishing. I believe the lake has trout.

Thank lyonsmanuela
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake with great views and 11 hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. You do need to pay attention to the condition of bacteria in the water. Park is open every day till sunset.

Thank dadkins
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This was our first time to this state park, and like most state parks in PA it does not disappoint. We tent camped in the campground and it was fairly quiet with lots of families enjoying their time together. You can get on a hiking...More

Thank kzeemom
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We spend an evening here in July, they had a bat sighting expedition. We got clickers to count the bats at dusk. Really enjoyed our time

Thank LewisB78
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are an hour and a half motorcycle ride from Cowans Gap and went there today on an unusually warm late September day. It peaked at 89 today. We enjoyed a casual walk around the lake on the very easy lakeside trail....More

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Yes, it's two bedrooms and a living area, with one set of bunk beds in each room. The walls that separate the bedrooms from the living area, and from each other, don't go the whole way up to the ceiling--there's about a... More