Harvest Day
October 16, 2021 (10am -3pm)

Harvest Day is back!!! We are so excited to be able to host our Harvest Day celebration with free fall activities, children's crafts, horse-drawn hayrides, craft & food vendors and much more!

“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 (September 6, 2021 6-8pm)

Chris Woodward & Shindiggin are a country music band hailing from Central Pa. They have a high energy show and perform songs 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.

Yoga on the Peninsula, September 15, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM)

Gather at the peninsula for a free 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga class for all skill levels. Improve your flexibility and strength - relax and reduce your stress as you are led by a professional yoga instructor in an evening class by the lake. Bring your own mat.

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Art in the Park, September 18, 2021 (11am - 1pm)

Art in the Park will be held between 11am - 1pm. Join a professional artist who will lead you, step-by-step, through the process of creating a beautiful landscape painting of the park. All materials are provided. There is a $40.00 fee for this event. Please register at http://events.dncr.pa.gov. You can also register by contacting the park office at 717-485-3948.

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Harvest Day, October 16, 2021 (10am -3pm)

Harvest Day is back!!! We are so excited to be able to host our Harvest Day celebration with free fall activities, children's crafts, horse-drawn hayrides, craft & food vendors and much 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.