Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park


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Visit the
Cowan Lake State Nature Center
Nature Center Hours 

Wednesday 12pm-4pm
Thurs-Sat 12pm - 5 pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

​*​Subject to Change*

Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting complete with scenic inlets laden with the American Lotus water lily. Swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing are popular on the lake.

Meandering trails through mature woodlands complement the natural features of this scenic 1,775-acre park.

Introducing Cowan Lake Fishing Song. Singer and Song writter is William Randall Sporing. William graciously gave us permission to post his song for everyone to enjoy. We love it and hope you do as well! 

Copyright 2017. Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.                All Rights Reserved.

About Cowan Lake State Park

Become a

Friend Caring for 

Cowan Lake State Park

Visit Cowan Lake Camp Ground Commissary

Friday 12pm - 8pm

Saturday 12pm -8pm

*Subject to Change

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

 2024 Events
(All subject to change and weather permitting)​​

July 6 July 4th Weekend, Friends Cabin open 2pm-5pm  

July 27 Christmas in July Weekend decorate your sites in Holiday cheer!

July 27 Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus 9am-11am

July 27 Friends Cabin Open 2pm-5pm

Aug 3 American Lotus Festival 11am-5pm

Aug 31 Labor Day Weekend, Friends Cabin Open 11am-2pm

Sept 14 Welcome to the PawPaw Patch 2pm-6pm

Sept 21 Safety Day 10am-2pm

Sept 21 Friends Cabin Open 10am-2pm​

Oct 12 Harvest Fest Weekend, Decorate your campsites with spooky or Harvest themed decorations! (Join the Contest!)

Oct 12 Pancake Breakfast 9am-11am

Oct 12 Friends Cabin Open 2pm-5pm

Oct 12 Monster Mash Bash 7pm-9pm

​Oct 19 Fall Campout Weekend, Decorate you campsites with harvest or spooky decorations! (Join the Contest!)

Oct 19 Friends Cabin Open 11am-2pm Serving Bean Soup, Corn Bread, Hot Dogs and other refreshments.

**Friends Cabin is located inside the Cowan Lake Campgrounds, in the overflow parking lot. Typically Cotton Candy Snow Cones, and drinks are served. ( Some weekends also hot dogs)

More Events to be Announced…

Be sure to visit our Nature Center during open hours.

Looking for something to do anytime at Cowan Lake State Park? 

Take a hike on any of our trails throughout Cowan Lake State Park


Enjoy our 18-Hole Disc Golf Course on South Side of the Lake and a 9-tee/3 Basket Practice Course Inside of the Campgrounds are now Open Year Around.