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Bowman Lake State Park
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Bowman Lake State Park
Description - Bowman Lake State Park is a favorite spot for campers, anglers, bird watchers, hikers, cross-country skiers and others. The park is a woodland of conifers and hardwoods resting on the shores of the stocked Bowman Lake.

Attractions - Bowman Lake State Park rests in the Central Travel Region on the shores of Bowman Lake. A sandy beach and woodland hikes attract thousands to this camper's paradise. Many visitors are drawn to this park for the trout-stocked waters, the bird watching opportunities, the self-guided nature trail, beautiful scenery and winter sporting opportunities.

Recreation - Bird watching, hiking, cross-country skiing, trout fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping and enjoying the beautiful scenery are all enjoyed at Bowman Lake State Park. Boat rental available.

Climate - The Bowman Lake State Park area experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.

Location - Bowman Lake State Park is located on Bowman Road off SR 220, 8 miles northwest of Oxford. SR 997A travels into the park.

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Filed By: Kim (East Syracuse, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The staff is helpful and friendly, the camping sites large and late-April (4/28/06) had us sharing the Park with about 5 other campers! It was beautiful and quiet. This Park has something for everyone.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I would recomend this park to anyone looking for a nice peaceful night or week of camping. Unlike many of the nearby parks Bowman lakes campsites are seperated fairly well and the trails are in good condtion. It is also very inexpensive to stay at this park.

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Bowman Lake State Park, 745 Bliven Sherman Road , Oxford, NY, 13830, Phone: 607-334-2718

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Central Travel Region - The rolling heartland of New York finds itself as the dwelling place for over a half-dozen State Historic Sites and over a dozen State Parks, including the popular National Baseball Hall of Fame.
New York Lakes and Rivers -
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

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