Cowan Lake State Park

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Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

April 14            Green Up Day, 9:00am-noon  Help us ‘Green Up’ the park for the season. This is a great community service                                    opportunity. Volunteer groups welcome. 


April 21            Spring into Wildflowers,  9:00am-Noon Celebrate Earth Day and see our incredible wildflowers in a                                                 new way with a guided hike, photography workshop, or painting lesson.​. Meet at the Naturalist Cabin.


May 5               Free Fishing Weekend    Enjoy free fishing all weekend long!

May 25-28       Memorial Day Weekend Camp Out Come celebrate the start of summer with a fun-filled weekend of owl                                      hikes, kayak trips, and archery. Make your camping reservation early.


​June 22-23      Pollination Celebration   Join us for a variety of pollinator friendly activities.


June 23            Jakes Event   Come visit with the National Wild Turkey Federation for this kid friendly event. Fishing,                                                archery, paddle sports, and a full range of fun activities.

June 20 -         4th of July Camp Out Celebrate Independence Day at Cowan Lake State Park.  Make your camping                  July 4               reservation early.


July 21-22        Cowan Lake Fest and 50th Birthday Bash!  Cowan Lake State Park is turning 50 this year!  Come help us                                          celebrate Cowan Lake and our community-   Overnight camping on the beach, bonfires, races, kayaking,                                        sailing, fishing, and more! More details to come.


Sep.  1-2           Labor Day Weekend Camp Out  Enjoy the last hurrah of summer with a weekend of guided hikes, paddling on                               the lake, archery, and more.

Oct. 19-20       Fall Camp Out Weekend Enjoy a weekend of fall activities.

                           Friday evening- enjoy meeting some area wildlife and campsite decorating.

                           Saturday- enjoy the craft and vendor show, wildlife workshops, jail and bail, contests, bean soup and                                                  cornbread, and many other activities. 


Oct. 27            Cast Iron Cookout, 11:00am-2:00pm Bring your family and learn how to cook a meal over an open fire                                               at the Naturalist Cabin.  All equipment and instruction will be provided.  Space is limited.                                                                     Cost $20. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. (Registration available soon)



...........  and more events to be announced!



All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

2018 Cowan Lake State Park

Special Events & Nature Programs

For more information on any event, contact:
Naturalist Sarah Blair: Sarah.Blair@dnr.state.oh.us