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Bowman Lake State Park

Bowman Lake State Park   (OPRHP)

Oxford, NY   (Central New York)

IMPORTANT! Due to site renumbering and reconfiguration in 2019, the current campsite photos will for the most part not match up with the new campsite numbers.
Status: CLOSED for the season as of Sun Sep 6, 2020

All OPRHP campgrounds opened on June 1, 2020.

Season 2020 Dates: Fri May 15 to Sun Sep 6, 2020

Season 2021 Dates: Sat May 15 to Sun Sep 5, 2021

9 Month Booking Window: Sat Jun 19, 2021

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 reconfiguration in 2019, the current campsite photos will for the most part not match up with the new campsite numbers.
Status: CLOSED for the season as of Sun Sep 6, 2020

All OPRHP campgrounds opened on June 1, 2020.

Season 2020 Dates: Fri May 15 to Sun Sep 6, 2020

Season 2021 Dates: Sat May 15 to Sun Sep 5, 2021

9 Month Booking Window: Sat Jun 19, 2021

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 Campsites192
Reservable Sites172
Lakeside Sites0
Site Details
20ft Trailer Sites56
30ft Trailer Sites35
40ft Trailer Sites62
Tent Specific Sites39
Pull thru sites 3
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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