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Bowman Lake State Park, Oxford

3.7
#220 of 291 in Nature in New York State
State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
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  • This is a great park for kids and couples. There is no internet, but there are lots of areas for kids activities and the campsites are secluded enough for a romantic weekend. The cabins are large and....  more
    This is a great park for kids and couples. There is no internet, but there are lots of areas for kids activities and the campsites are secluded enough for a romantic weekend. The cabins are large and....  more »
  • As seasoned campers, our family visits many NYS parks each year. This park is a DEC campground, which means no electricity, hook ups, or water. This campground is what our family calls "real... 
    As seasoned campers, our family visits many NYS parks each year. This park is a DEC campground, which means no electricity, hook ups, or water. This campground is what our family calls "real...  more »
  • We enjoyed our long weekend at Bowman Lake State park. The staff in the office were very friendly and helpful when we checked in. The campsites are large and private. I have not seen many state... 
    We enjoyed our long weekend at Bowman Lake State park. The staff in the office were very friendly and helpful when we checked in. The campsites are large and private. I have not seen many state...  more »
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  • Great park for camping and outdoor activities. I would highly recommend to get a campground with a lot grass otherwise you'll have tough time securing your tent to the ground. Beside this hiccup the entire place is great, as they offer descent showers bathrooms in many different places and a really nice lake that you can go for a swim or do some kayaking.
  • Beautiful, well maintained, had great camping sites, cabins, and staff were friendly and helpful. Loved how they try to keep things as natural as they can. Really enjoyed the relaxing environment without a crazy ton of rules. No lifeguard so you can swim freely and take floatation devices like pool noodles and rafts in water. Many people fishing, swimming, and boating, but never crowded. Lots of hiking trails and even the Finger Lakes trail well marked. Bring your own boat, canoe, raft, or kayak as they no longer rent them. We definitely would go again!
  • Beautiful park , nice clean lake. Fishing could be better. I liked how the office has night crawlers & ice for sale. Super convenient. Tent campsites were spread out & nice. I’ll be back.
  • Beautiful place to camp if that is all you are interested in. Hugh variety of sites and cabins. The day I was there the swimming area and the snack bar and camp store were closed. Very little to do other than walk around the park or fish in the small lake. BEWARE: the deer flies are terrible, step outside and you will be swarmed.
  • Went fishing this morning. Was a pleasant day. The fishing access was a bit crowded.

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