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“Cowens Gap-peaceful!”

Cowans Gap State Park
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cowens Gap-peaceful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking to get away from the madness of city life, I highly recommend this park. It has a small lake with paddle boats and great hiking trails. One in particular, The Horseshoe, is rather challenging.
There are plenty of picnic tables and a decent concession stand.
It is a wonderfully peaceful place to visit for the day

Visited August 2012
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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love,Love, Love it!!!~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our family has frequented Cowans Gap for approx. 25yrs. We absolutely LOVE it there. We are from WV so it only takes a little over an hr. to get there. We have had family reunions there, birthday parties, and just because we wanted to go there kinda parties. Even when there were times the park was closed down due to the water, we never quit showing our support. It's also nice to know that it's back under new management from the folks who had it from the past. The concession stand has a great new menu the gift shop is fully reloaded the campground is nice and the park is very well kept. Thanks to all the people involved in keeping this place maintained. We look forward to spending many more summers there!

Visited July 2013
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Clifton, Virginia
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Stay the night in a CCC cabin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The rustic CCC cabins are a great way to enjoy the quiet beauty of Cowan's Gap. You're back-to-nature with the comforts of home, because while the cabins don't have running water inside, they're spacious and clean, and the showerhouse is ultra modern and immaculate. I just stayed in Cabin D, which is not too close to any other cabin, yet an easy walk to the showerhouse. It's recently been upgraded with a new ceiling and stove, too. I'm picky about where I sleep, so I brought my own mattress. You'll also need to bring your own bedding/towels/dishes. I love the vintage stone cabins and CCC furniture, as well as the modern screened windows you can open to enjoy the fresh air and wonderful bird calls. Be aware: the Dollar store in Ft Loudon (about 7 miles from the park) has some groceries. The cabin rental fees are very reasonable! And if you don't want to stay overnight, visiting this lovely little park is totally free.

Visited June 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I visited some family staying at a cabin on Memorial Day wknd. The cabins came equipped with a stove and refrigerator, and running water outside. The bath house was SUPER nice. I did the mile and a half walk around the lake. Very nice walk and the lake is beautiful.

Visited May 2013
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“swim anyone?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

it is a typical waterhole. Swimming in a lake, picnicing, boating, fishing.
some place to cool off on hot days

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