Picnicking at Cowans Gap State Park
Picnic areas are along the eastern side of Cowans Gap Lake. They are mostly shaded with several CCC-era stone fireplaces and charcoal grills scattered throughout.
Four picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilions #2, #3, and #4 are stone and have a fireplace.
Pavilion #1 is near the swimming area, boat rental, and parking lot #3.
Pavilion #2 is close to a playground, interpretive center, and amphitheater.
Pavilion #3 is adjacent to a volleyball court and Lakeside Trail.
Pavilion #4 is near Lakeside Trail and parking lot #5.
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
Some picnic tables are ADA accessible and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilion #1 is accessible for people with disabilities.
Make a picnic pavilion reservation for Cowans Gap State Park.