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Swimming at Cowans Gap State Park

The 500-foot sand beach is open from May to late September, from 8:00 A.M. to sunset.

Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk.

Dogs are prohibited in the swimming area and the sand beach.

Smoke-Free Beach

Smoking is prohibited on the beach and in the swimming area. For visitors who smoke and still want to use the beach, designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided. The restriction includes:

  • Cigarettes
  • Pipes
  • Cigars
  • E-cigarettes
  • Other handheld, lighted smoking devices