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Cowan Lake State Park, Wilmington

(3.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Lovely location with nice size sites--we just have to look for a level one that is long enough. State parks in Ohio were built before these were requirements. Two areas with lots of trees and another ...  more »
  • had a wonderful time camping set up a projector and did movies after dark . It was fun even the neighbors enjoyed it  more »
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  • This park is beautiful and I enjoy going here just to walk around and take in the scenery.
  • We love to visit parks, walk areas, etc. Nice. Well kept. Looking forward to more visits here.
  • Is it developed, not really, will you like it for what it is , probably so. I was there to pick up trash during a clean up and I have to say that the area is lovely but nothing to say wow about. Regardless you can not deny there is history and its not as crazy as a city park so, be the judge and see if you like it.
  • Enjoyed the lake views really great place.
  • This is a nice state park that we typically take the kids to on the weekends. If you're in the area you can't do wrong by stopping by and enjoying the sun and outdoors