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Bowman Lake State Park
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Bowman Lake State Park

Oxford, NY   (Central New York)
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Campground Overview
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.

Status: OPEN 71 days ago

Season Dates: May 12 to Oct 8, 2017

Campground Phone: (607) 334-2718

Region: Central New York  

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Fees
Base Fee$15
Out of State Surcharge$5
Facilities
Showersmultiple hot shower buildings
Washroomsflush toilets
Dump Stationyes
Recyling Stationyes
Boat Launchyes
Boat Mooringnone
Campground Summary
Lakeside Rating
2 out of 5 lakeside stars. Offers a fine camping experience with sites a distance away from water and without a water view, but does offer a smaller pond to enjoy water activities like swimming, paddling and fishing. No motorboats.
Total Campsites173
Reservable Sites172
Sites Directly By the Water0
Site Details
20ft Trailer Sites56
30ft Trailer Sites35
40ft Trailer Sites62
Tent Specific Sites20
Pull thru sites only 2 pull through sites (site 85 and 96)
Hookups no hookups, dry camping only
Site Padsmostly level
Ground Covermainly sand and small gravel
Tree CoverVery wooded with a mix of deciduous (majority) and coniferous trees. Mostly shady except around the beach where sites are more partially shaded.
Road Accesswide nicely paved roads, easy access
Featured Activities
WaterSmaller round lake .4 miles long by 500ft wide. No motorized boats.
BeachMedium size 270ft long sandy beach.
PaddlingLimited paddling options on very small lake.
BoatingRow boats only
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