Preserve, Protect & Enhance

Friends of Cowans Gap State Park

“The Friends of Cowans Gap State Park exists to preserve, protect and enhance the environment, history, educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through public programs, special events and volunteerism for the past, present and future generations.”

-Friends of Cowans Gap State Park

Upcoming Events

Music in the Park (Date Posted Soon)

Chris Woodward & Shindiggin are a country music band hailing from Central Pa. They have a high energy show and perform songs ff their records recorded in Nashville as well as current top country off their records recorded in Nashville as well as current top country 40 hits, Old school country hits, Southern rock, classic rock, along with a few that may surprise you.40 hits, Old school country hits, Southern Rock hits, classic rock hits, along with a few that might surprise you.

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Art in the Park, September 18th 2021

Art in the Park will be held between 11am - 1pm. Please contact us for more information to register.

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Harvest Day, October 16th 2021

Harvest Day is back!!! We are so excited to be able to host our Harvest Day celebration with free fall activities, vendors and more.

What is a Friends Group?

The 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.

Interested in becoming a Friend?

We have a variety of budget friendly memberships with all proceeds going to benefit our local state park. 

Meet and work with people who have similar interests and become a member of an organization doing good things in your community.