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Stay the Night at Cowans Gap State Park

Make a reservation at Cowans Gap State Park.


Flush toilets, warm showers, electric hookups

Cowans Gap has 201 campsites in two areas. The camping area is open from the second Friday of April until the day following deer season in December.

The campground has a sanitary dump station and modern comfort stations with flush toilets and warm showers.

The campsites can accommodate campers from a small tent to a large motor home. Seven walk-in tent sites are adjacent to Camping Area B.

Pets are permitted on designated campsites.

An overnight courtesy boat mooring area is provided for registered campers during their stay at the park.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Cowans Gap State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

Two host positions

The campground host sites amenities include 50-amp electric service with water hookup at one site. Hosts are required to:

  • Assist park personnel 40 hours-per-week, five days-a-week
  • Provide information to visitors
  • Post all sites daily with permits
  • Clean fire rings

Contact the park office for additional information and availability.


Make a lodging reservation for Cowans Gap State Park.

Rustic Cabins

Ten rustic cabins are available during the spring, summer, and fall.

The three-room cabins have a four-person overnight capacity and contain:

  • Indoor fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Ceiling fan
  • Two sets of single bunk beds

There is no indoor plumbing in the cabins. A water faucet is outside. A central comfort station has showers and flush toilets.

Up to two dogs are permitted in designated cabins for an additional fee.

The cabins are on the National Register of Historic Places because they were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Cowans Gap State Park Lodging Brochure (PDF)

Organized Groups

Organized Group Tenting

This camping area holds organized groups of up to 40 people from the second Friday of April to the third Sunday in October.

The restroom has flush toilets but no showers .

To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.