“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.”

2019 5K Race Results

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5K Event Information

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The (mostly) park road course begins in Parking Lot #3 and travels through both campgrounds and the cabin colony. The roads are mostly flat with subtle inclines in some areas. We’ll finish up near the food concession building at the beach.



2019 Schedule of Events

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Lots of great events including, but not limited to: the Annual 5k, Summer Concert Series, Art in the Park, Harvest Day, and First Day Hike!





Friends of Cowans Gap Meetings

1st Thursday of each Month at 6PM


General Events

April 7th at 2PM – 5K Run/Walk

Oct. 19th 10-3PM – Harvest Day


Music in the Park from 6-8PM

June 8th – Shindiggin

July 13th – Shindiggin

August 10th – The Flat Wheels


Art in the Park 11AM-1PM


June 15th, July. 12th, and Oct. 12th


Volunteer Days 9AM – Noon

April 20th, July 20th and September 28th

Membership Options


  • Meeting and working with people of similar interests Bumper Magnet “Follow My Tracks To Cowans Gap” Membership card

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania: 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.