What is a Friends Group

IMG_7016The increasing demands on Pennsylvania state parks and forests require help from citizen based non-profit groups who are willing to commit their time, talents and resources.

A friends group is organized to support, assist and promote the mission and or activities of its state park. It works in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation and park management to make its park one of the best state parks.

Join Us


  • Annual Events
  • Playground Equipment
  • Trail Improvements
  • Campground Amphitheater
  • Native Plant Garden
  • Education Equiptment


More Information

Friends of Cowans Gap State Park was formed in August of 2014 as a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). The PPFF is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to PPFF are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The official registration of the PPFF may be obtained from the Pa Department of State by calling toll free within PA 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.