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Bowman Lake State Park, Oxford

#215 of 287 in Nature in New York State
State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
Bowman Lake State Park is a 653-acre (2.64 km2) state park located in Chenango County, New York. The park is located in the Town of McDonough, north of the community of East McDonough.

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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 »
  • 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 »
  • This was the cleanest campground I have ever been to! The cabin we stayed in was excellent...the beds more comfortable than expected, the location perfectly situated near both a bathroom and the showers, and plenty of space outside so we weren't right on top of our neighbors. The lake was clean, and well stocked with a variety of fish. My 8yr old and 11 yr olds each caught more than 10 fish each! The hiking trails are clearly marked and easy to follow with or without the trail map. And the concession stand...oh the employees or the food, hard to pick which was better! The pulled pork and salt potatoes were great and the corn on the cob sweet and well buttered. We loved it so much we booked a second visit right after we got home from the first.
  • This is a nice small state park. I had not visited in at least 15 years and they made very nice improvements. There are small cabins and there are a lot of campsites. There's a beach for swimming. It's very clean with a friendly, helpful staff. I'm sure to go again!

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