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Cowan Lake State Park, Wilmington

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Cowan Lake, also known as Cowan Creek Reservoir, is a lake within Cowan Lake State Park in Clinton County, Ohio, United States. Its surface area is 692acre. Cowan Lake lies near the Cincinnati Arch, an uplifting of bedrock that occurred during the Appalachian Mountains' building process. The erosion of this arch in the Cowan region exposes fossil-rich limestone. The limestone near Cowan and other parts of the exposed arch are some of the most famous fossil hunting fields in the world.The lake takes its name from Cowan Creek, the creek that was dammed in 1950 to form the lake. Its source is at. Cowan Creek was named for John Cowan, the first surveyor of the area.Cowan Lake State Park, which includes the lakes and its immediate surroundings, was dedicated in 1968.
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  • Cowan lake is a beautiful small lake that great for sailboating and small water crafts. It has a limit on the size of motor you have on your boat so if speed boating is your cup of tea, this won't do ...  more »
  • Not recommended for water sports, fishing, skiing or scuba diving! Proceed at your own risk! Only went once and a far cry from last visit decades pastg!  more »
  • Puns aside, the acres of water and acres of trees make for a nice escape whether you're a family, a couple, or wanting to spend some time alone with your thoughts. I live close by so have enjoyed Cowa...  more »
  • They have many free programs that range from fitness hikes, to kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, archery and educational programs too. Their website is very comprehensive with abilities to book for any activities that do cost and/or require reservations. Their most up to date schedule is always to be found on their Facebook site.
  • It is a clean park. The lake has a power restriction for boats. The power restriction makes the lake nice to kayak on and fish from small boats.
  • A great lake for Carp fishing. I will be returning to this gem.
  • The campground sites are not level. The park is on a lake with a small beach area. Access to the park is by country roads with some sharp curves.
  • We love to visit parks, walk areas, etc. Nice. Well kept. Looking forward to more visits here.