Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
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.
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2019 Cowan Lake State Park
Special Events & Nature Programs
Jan 26 1st Annual Winter Hike, 10am – 12:30pm Guided hikes take you along the LakeView Trail every 30 minutes or choose one of many unguided routes. Food and drink available for purchase at the Commisary until 2pm. Naturalist Cabin will be open until 2pm! Dress warm!
April 6 Antlers and Eggs 10am - 1pm Your traditional Easter egg hunt with a twist. Guest speakers, interactive education, and awards. Presented by Catching Fire Outdoors.
April 20 Green Up Day 9am - Noon Help us “Green Up” the park for the season. This is a great community service opportunity. Families, volunteer and community groups, and Scouts are all welcome. For more details or to register a group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 27 Spring into Wildflowers 10am - 1pm Enjoy Ohio’s beautiful spring wildflowers in a variety of ways including a photography workshop, identification help, and wildflower hikes.
May 4 3rd Annual Catching Fire Youth Fishing Event 8am - 1pm The Catching Fire Outdoors team is back at Cowan this year for their main event.
May 4-5 Free Fishing Weekend Enjoy free fishing all weekend long!
May 24-27 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 8 4th Annual Jakes Event! 10:30am - 2pm Visit with the National Wild Turkey Federation for their yearly kids’ event! Fishing, archery, water sports and many more fun activities.
June 21-23 Pollination Celebration Join us for a variety of pollinator friendly activities.
July 4 - 7 4th of July Camp Out Celebrate Independence Day at Cowan Lake State Park. Make your camping reservation early.
July 20-21 Cowan Lake Fest! Cowan Lake’s public beach is the place to be! Join in the fun with free activities that include canoes, kayaks, sailing kayaks, standup paddle boards and more. Also included in the free fun: live music, family games, beach volleyball, bonfires, food trucks, and free overnight camping!
Aug 30 - Labor Day Weekend Camp Out Send the kids back to school with a bang! Join us for a weekend of canoeing, Sep 2 kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, archery and more! Reserve your campsite early!
Sep 20 Welcome to the PawPaw Patch 6pm Join us at the Naturalist Cabin to hike the Dogwood Trail in search of Ohio’s native fruit. Learn how to grow your own PawPaw trees and enjoy the sweet taste of the fruit!
Oct 18-20 Fall Camp Out!Enjoy the splendor of fall at Cowan Lake with warm campfires and colorful trees. Decorate your campsite, visit with live animals, participate in the costume contests and the bike parade. This weekend offers trick-or-treating and fun for the whole family! Book early, sites fill up fast.
........... and more events to be announced!