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Bowman Lake State Park


Bowman Lake State Park

Bowman Lake State Park
Bowman Lake State Park is located in New York
Location of Bowman Lake State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 745 Bliven Sherman Road
Oxford, New York[1]
Nearest city Oxford, New York
Area 660 acres (2.7 km2)[2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 51,589 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Camp sites 188
Website Bowman Lake State Park

Bowman Lake State Park is a 660-acre (2.7 km2) state park located in Chenango County, New York in the USA. The park is located in the Town of McDonough, north of the community of East McDonough.


  • Park description 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Park description

Bowman Lake State Park features one of the largest campgrounds in central New York, containing 188 campsites for tents and trailers, as well as several rustic cabins.[4] The park's namesake lake is 35 acres (0.14 km2) in size and is annually stocked with trout; two additional ponds of similar size are also found within the park, offering opportunities for fishing and ice fishing.[4] The park's facilities include a boat launch, a beach, picnic tables, and a nature center. Trails are available for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.[5]

The Finger Lakes Trail also passes through the park.[4]

See also


  1. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Bowman Lake State Park - Getting There". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. "Bowman Lake State Park". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Keene, Ben (2013). "Bowman Lake State Park". Camping New York: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds. Globe Pequot. pp. 47–48.  
  5. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Bowman Lake State Park". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 

External links

  • New York State Parks: Bowman Lake State Park
  • Unofficial Volunteer Website for Bowman Lake State Park

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