Online Highways Home > Pennsylvania > Fort Loudon

Cowans Gap State Park

Search Fort Loudon Pennsylvania

Surrounded by Buchanan State Forest, Cowans Gap is a scenic place for a quiet getaway. Many park facilities, including the lake, picnic shelters, cabins and roads were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Swimming, boating, fishing and camping are available activities. Cowans Gap has 233 campsites in two areas. The camping area has a sanitary dump station, modern comfort stations with flush toilets and hot showers. The campsites will accommodate campers from the smallest tent to 30-foot motor homes.

The park is located between Chambersburg and McConnellsburg.

Location: 6235 Aughwick Road, Fort Loudon Pennsylvania 17224 Telephone 717-485-3948

Other Pennsylvania State Parks nearby:
(Imler) Blue Knob State Park
(Mercersburg) Buchanan's Birthplace State Park
(Fayetteville) Caledonia State Park
(Newville) Colonel Denning State Park
(Fort Loudon) Cowans Gap State Park
(Huntingdon) Greenwood Furnace State Park

11/30 Coming to The Fort Loudon area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Annapolis MD June9 View the juried works of 200 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen. Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries in our expanded wine pavilions. Purchase a bottle of wine and relax while listening to smooth jazz all day long.
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival Havre de Grace MD August9-11 Wooden promenade on the waterfront; Decoy Museum; Maritime Museum; The Concord Point Lighthouse.