Camping Brochure and Map
Camping Brochure and Map of Cowans Gap State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.
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Cowans Gap State Park The large camping area has modern campsites (electric, non-electric, walk-to, pull-thru, and pet-friendly), organized group tenting, and rustic cabins. The campground has a sanitary dump station and modern restrooms with warm showers. An overnight boat mooring area is provided for registered campers during their stay at the park. Rustic cabins have three rooms and sleep four people in two bunk beds. Cabins have a refrigerator, microwave, stove, fireplace, and water faucet outside. Centrally located restroom facilities have showers. CAMPING SEASON: Campground Area A and cabins open the second Friday of April and close after deer season in December. Sites 75–177 close after the third weekend in October. Area B opens the second Friday of April and closes after the third weekend in October. RESERVATIONS: Most campsites in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months in advance to noon of the day of arrival. Campers without a reservation arriving after noon should check at the contact station or near the campground entrance for instructions. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards; personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks; or a Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received within ten days of making the reservation. For reservations, call the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday,7:00 AM to 5:00 PM or visit http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. CAMPSITE ISSUING: Advance reservations are available for almost all campsites. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an employee is not available, read posted instructions and check the site availability listing. The appropriate fee must be paid to a park employee or deposited in a supplied honor system envelope at the park office before setting up on a campsite. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website above in the "Reservations" section. Campground Rules Protect and Preserve Our Parks CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIME: heck-in time is 3:00 PM. Campsites must be vacated by 3:00 PM. Cabins must be vacated by 10:00 AM. Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Pennsylvania state parks. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. Cellular service is limited throughout the park; emergency phones are available at the park office and beach area. PETS: Up to two are permitted at designated campsites and cabins in this campground. Please contact the park office or contact station for guidelines for pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, buildings, and all overnight facilities not participating in the pet program. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. QUIET HOURS: Campers must not disturb the sleep of others between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. NOISE: Operation of electric generators that create excessive noise is prohibited. OCCUPANCY: Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or five unrelated people per site. Occupants must include at least one person 18 years of age or older at all times. MOTOR VEHICLES: Park only in designated areas. Only one vehicle is permitted at a campsite in addition to a camping unit. If permitted, additional vehicles can park on the camping spur for a fee or in the second car parking area at no charge. For the organized group tenting area, there is a maximum of 10 vehicles including any camping units. VISITORS: Visitors are welcome on campsites from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. MINIMUM/MAXIMUM CAMPING PERIOD: Campers may stay in a state park campground up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If reserving a Saturday during the summer season, a two-night minimum stay is required. Campers may camp up to 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year. HUNTING: Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Modern Camping Cowans Gap State Park • Please camp only in designated areas and minimize your impact on the campsite. • Prevent wild fires. Fires are only permitted in fire rings or grills. Gas and propane camp stoves are permitted. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished before leaving a campsite. Properly dispose of hot coals in designated bins. • Firewood is not provided. Firewood may be purchased at the concession or campground host sites #1 or #181. Cutting live or standing trees and the operation of chainsaws are prohibited. • Firewood Advisory: Firewood may contain non-native insects and plant diseases. Bringing firewood into the park from other areas may accidentally spread pest insects and diseases that threaten park resources and the healthof our forests. Use local firewood. Do not take wood home and do not leave firewood. Burn it! • Handwashing and dishwashing are permitted only where appropriate facilities are available. Washing is prohibited at water spigots, hand pumps, springs, lakes, and streams. • Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled, attended at all times, and on a leash, caged, or crated. Electronic fences and leashes are prohibited. • Do your part to keep wildlife wild! Enjoy wildlife from a safe distance and do not feed or approach wild animals. Human food is unhealthy for animals and animals dependent on human food can lead to dangerous human-animal encounters. • Please recycle. Place trash accumulated during your stay in proper receptacles or take it home with you. Access for People with Disabilities This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. 8/2021 6235 Aughwick Road Fort Loudon, PA 17224 GPS DD: Lat. 39.99478 Long. -77.9249 717-485-3948 CowansGapSP@pa.gov Reservations: 888-PA-PARKS dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks CAMPGROUND AREA B 132 77 76 78 50 52 48 51 47 il i ck hw Au g 17 17 8 9 esi de Tr a ad Ro Lak Extra ParkinCar g C #1 #2 Lot A S tu m Lan p y e #3 To PA 75 A E K J A w ugh ick Roa N d Ric hm on d R CAMPGROUND AREA A EQUIPMENT ACCOMMODATION GUIDE Camping Pad Lengths Lot #2 #3 Lot # 4 B Lot #1 d 134 137 F To Burnt Cabins, US 522 oa 133 ke 74 73 72 71 69 49 h ut So 6 18 s G ap La 70 68 66 177 67 65 63 61 59 121 191 Host #4 Dogs Only D 5 17 176 174 62 64 125 226 225 5 173 170 169 4 To US 30 58 60 6 57 5 55 54 53 46 172 157 155 45 14 138 139 141 140 135 143 142 150 148 152 151 149 147 6 14 44 168 42 H 167 166 165 164 163 161 160 162 159 37 40 31 33 36 34 38 39 41 43 153 95 75 32 100 102 94 96 97 98 75–98 Pet Camping Sites: 1–43, 1 2 4 3 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 22 24 26 25 28 27 30 29 80 99 101 103 2 136 7 12 126 128 130 1 13 93 1 118 119 120 123 4 12 11 4 116 117 129 84 35 92 9 5 11 11 3 86 90 10 0 11 11 11 87 91 r ge 79 il Tra 105 106 107 sin 89 108 P les A 82 a h nc tle 83 Br Lit 81 Food Concession 85 4 G k ich Cre e ug hw ke To Overlook, 1.3 Mi. Rustic Cabin Organized Group Tenting La 4 18 180 Trail si de C owan Camping Area B GPS DD: Lat. 39.99906 Long. -77.92747 Sanitary Dump Station 18 To US 30 T Lot #5 Host 182 RES To PA 75, US 30, Fort Loudon 0 3 FO Extra Car Parking Walk-to Walk-in Tent Site Parking Only 18 B 7 E 1 W3 W2 W4 W1 W5 W7 W6 9 AT Camping Area A GPS DD: Lat. 39.99405 Long. -77.92586 Mountain Biking Public Phone ST 19 Boat Launch & Mooring Park Office A A Boat Rental ADA Accessible AN Multi-use Trail Fishing Pier Restrooms N Path or Trail Beach Shower House/ Restroom CH Playground Water/ Hose Connection BU Pet Camping Electric Vehicle Charging Station 19 Picnic Pavilion COWANS GAP STATE PARK 20 20 181 Pull-thru Site Parking Lot B Road Walk-to Site Educational Fire Ring 6 19 One-way Road 8 Non-electric Site 19 Unpaved Road Interpretive Center 22' to 70' nd hmo R ic Electric Site: 30 Amp Camping Pad Lengths Area of Main Map 19 19 ne Paved Road Amphitheater 5 EQUIPMENT ACCOMMODATION GUIDE 9 18 8 18 187 3 Stumpy L a 194 Overlook LEGEND 22 Campground Area B opens the second Friday in April and closes after the third weekend in October. To PA 522 N 223 CAMPING SEASON Park Office 6235 Aughwick Road Fort Loudon, PA 17224 717- 485 -3948 Electric Site: 50 Amp Pet Friendly 190 COWANS GAP STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS 20' to 82' CAMPING SEASON Campground Area A and Cabins open the second Friday in April and close after deer season in December. Sites 75–177 close after the third weekend in October. RESERVATIONS Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). To PA 75, US 30, Fort Loudon Rev. 8/23/21