Bowman Lake State Park
Oxford, NY

About Bowman Lake State Park

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  • Campground Sign

  • Beach Area

  • Playground at the Beach

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Bowman Lake State Park is a remote sylvan retreat known as "a camper's paradise." Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites. There is a sandy lakefront for swimmers and sunbathers, with several picnic areas nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center that stocks a self-guiding trail brochure for those who wish to stroll the nature trail around the lake.

This campground offers a large number of larger, and more private campsite than other State/DEC campgrounds.

Bowman Lake has 172 campsite, 169 are reservable, none are on or near the water. There are no electric sites.

  1. located 15 minutes north of Oxford, NY and 45 minutes east of Cortland, NY
  2. 172 campsites, none are on or near the water
  3. a large number of sites are huge with excellent privacy
  4. all sites are non-electric
  5. great for fishing, hiking, swimming, biking
  6. offers some seasonal sites

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 13, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 12, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Map Location

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Legend   regular   water site   non reserve   no photos   E-Electric   EW-Electric/Water   F-Full Hookup
Max 30ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 30ft

Max 40ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 40ft

Tent Specific - These sites are suitable for tents only

Bowman Lake Lake Site ( photos)
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Note! The reservation frame below is the Reserve America reservations site. This frame is provided for your convenience only. The Campsite Guide is in no way affiliated with Reserve America. You might wish to open a separate reservation window instead.

Dave's Tips

Dave's tips are currently available for only some camprounds. Unfortunately Bowman Lake isn't one of them! Check back another time.
Bowman Lake photos were taken in the spring on May 17, 2016. As such consider that the leaves on the trees are not fully out. If you are camping at Bowman Lake in the summer, you can assume that there will be more shade and site privacy on sites that have deciduous trees.
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