Bowman Lake State Park is a 966.94 acre remote sylvan retreat known as "a camper's paradise." Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites. There is a sandy lakefront with several picnic areas nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center and will add a nine-hole disc golf course in 2021!
In winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers enjoy outstanding scenery on 13 miles of designated trails. No ice fishing is permitted.
Bowman Lake offers "Rustic" cabins. These cabins are the perfect in-between for campers who like tents and cabins. Offering protection from the elements, they offer 4 and 6 person cabins, but have no electricity or water, with the exception of Cabin 60, which has electricity. No pets are allowed in Cabin 60, 146B and 146C. Two (2) night minimum stay required for reservations. Reservations and out-of-state resident fees also apply.
Bowman Lake has two pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $75 and can accommodate 49 or 75 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray grounds or beaches (this does not apply to service animals).
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
*Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons, $7.25 ReserveAmerica fee, $1.25 walk in fee.
$58 per night (6 person), $45.50 per night (4 person)
We have three cabins down by the lake now. Cabins A, B and C are 6 person at $65 per night.
*Additional $7/night for out-of-state patrons, $7.25 ReserveAmerica fee, $1.25 walk in in fee.
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Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.