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Bowman Lake State Park
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Bowman Lake State Park   (OPRHP)

Oxford, NY   (Central New York)
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. They offer some seasonal sites which is rare for any State/DEC campground.

IMPORTANT! Due to site renumbering and updates, reservations are not being accepted for the 2019 season at this time. Please check back for updates on the 2019 season!

Status: CLOSED for the season as of Mon Oct 8, 2018

Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 11 to Mon Oct 8, 2018

9 Month Booking Window: Mon Aug 19, 2019

Campground Phone: (607) 334-2718

Region: Central New York  

Weekend Occupancy: Medium

Mininum Nights Reservation: 1 night

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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
Lakeside Sites0
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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