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Cowan Lake State Park, Wilmington

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2.9/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • We brought my 13 month old son for a picnic lunch with my inlaws and decided since it was a beautiful day to let him put his feet in the water. It was beautiful and my son and husband enjoyed wading i...  read more »
  • Attempted to swim there and decided not to, because of smells coming from the water. It is filthy and toxic, in my opinion! 
  • We camped in "class B" which is tent only camping. Our spot was okay but the sites are right on top of each other. We had to drive to use the shower house or fill up our water containers (way too far ...  read more »
  • Primitive Camping: I stayed in the far B lot for primitive camping. Gorgeous lake view though, waking up to the water is always nice. B9 is the best plot. Downside : not many trash cans.. people come and park in this lot and then with no trash cans in the immediate area, often left stuff. We watched raccoon's creep out from the woods and rummage. They were pretty bold, but not at all confrontational. The nearest bathroom is down by the lake, could be better kept but at least it's an actual bathroom. Showers up near the main ground [drive there] were okay... on par for big camp grounds. Make sure you've got spare flip-flops!
  • I loved going here several times this summer! Beautiful and there were sail boats it's no wake lake shallow swimming area like 3 to5 feet at the swimming cut off . Sandy bottom. Nice my girls learned to swim here.
  • It's a place to camp, but for the weekend only half the cost of a nearby hotel. Not much shade so you get pounded with sun for the first half of the day. Restrooms are sparse and in poor repair. The only one in our campground had standing water on the floor all of labor day weekend. Firewood was expensive and low quality (cheaper wood available just outside the park). The park is remote so definitely plan on GPS to get you there. Hiking trails are short, and not well marked. We spent as much time walking around looking for the trail head as we did on the trails. Looks like most people use this park as a place to park their RV or to go out on the lake in their sailboat. It's only 20 minutes from the Ohio Renaissance Festival, rather remote but still had decent cell service.
  • Its a nice place but there were lots of Dead fish on the shore. I've grown up around lakes like this and have never seen that many fish in the shore. Doesn't exactly make you wanna swim. Or fish.
  • I woke up at 7:00 AM to a lawn mower cutting a string off of my tent. BUT... For the most part, I enjoyed my visit. They have a big lake and a hikeing trail.
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