Bowman Lake is located approximately 9 miles north of Bear Valley Picnic Ground. Ten to twenty thousand fingerling rainbows and browns are planted each year. Larger browns are found in various locations on the lake and boat anglers will have better luck than those fishing from the shore. Easy access from the Bowman Road, 4 WD not necessary, but the road is very rocky. Trailers not recommended.
Directions from Nevada City: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for approximately 19 miles and turn left onto Primary Forest Route #18. Travel north for approximately 10 miles and turn right onto County Route #843. This road travels around the north shore of the lake.