Cowan Lake State Park

Copyright 2017. Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park

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

April 15                 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.

May 26-29           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 10                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. See separate flyer for details.

 June 17               Family Fun Day Join us for a fun filled weekend in the campground. Naturalist programs, food, games,                                       crafts, hiking, campfires, and more…   

June 18                Paddle Palooza!  Ever wanted to try out paddling?  Thinking about buying a new kayak? Here’s your                                           opportunity to try a variety of paddlecraft (canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards). Experts and                                           vendors will be on hand to share information about local paddling activities and resources. Free and open                                 to the public. Located at Cowan Lake Public Beach.

June 23-24         Pollinatorpalooza   Join us for a variety of pollinator friendly activities.

July 1-3               4th of July Camp Out Celebrate Independence Day at Cowan Lake State Park.  Make your camping                                            reservation early.

July 15                 Christmas in July  Craft & vendor show, Christmas themed activities including a kids craft and movie,                                          campsite decorating & food available. 

July 22-23            Lake Fest!  A brand new event to celebrate Cowan Lake and our community-   Overnight camping on the                                  beach, bonfires, boat parades, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and more! 

                               Contact: for more information.

August 19           Campground Yard Sales  9am-5pm. With your paid camping reservation, you can set up                                           your yard sale items on your site.  All unsold items must be taken home with you and not placed                              in trash receptacles.

Sep.  1-4              Labor Day Weekend Camp Out  Come help us enjoy the last hurrah of summer with a weekend                                                   of guided hikes, paddling on the lake, archery, and more.

Oct. 14                 Safety Day, Saturday– 10am-2pm Come join our local law enforcement officers, canine units, “Smoke                                         House”, emergency medical agencies and a visit from a local air care helicopter. 

Oct. 20-21           Fall Camp Out Weekend 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. 

Nov. 4                  Cast Iron Cookout, 11am-1pm 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 $15. Preregister by email at:

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.

2017 Cowan Lake State Park

Special Events & Nature Programs

Contact for more information:
Naturalist Sarah Blair:
Naturalist Erin Shaw: