Annual Cowans Gap 5K Run Walk
March 26, 2023

“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 6-8pm
June 10th - Chris Woodward and Shindiggin

Enjoy an evening concert by the lake. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a concert at the park's amphitheater.

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Art in the Park - TBD

Art in the Park will be held between 11am - 1pm. Join a professional artist to create a beautiful landscape painting of the park. All materials are provided. Please register at You can also register by contacting the park office at 717-485-3948.

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Harvest Day 2023 - TBD

Bring the family out for some fall fun in the park! Pumpkin carving, autumn crafts, horse-drawn hayrides, apple cider press & much more. If you are a vendor interested in selling food or crafts, click on the forms link above to download applications.

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.