Cowan's Gap State Park is a very nice paddling location for those of us just starting out in kayaking and canoeing. It consists of a 42 acre lake centered in a state park that offers great flat water paddling as well as fishing, swimming, picnicing, hiking and biking areas and more. When my family takes a day trip there, we usually pack the portable grills and coolers and set up a 'day camp' right next to the water's edge where we can picnic and relax at picnic tables and hop in the kayaks for a leisurely stroll on the lake. No power boats are allowed, only trolling motors so it's nice and quiet.
Handicap access, picnic tables with grills, boat launch ramps, rest rooms, swimming, row and paddle boat rentals, camping with hookups, hiking trails, etc.
Visit the official web page for the park here: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cowansgap.asp