Services & Amenities:
Bowman Lake State Park is located west of Oxford in the town of McDonough, in Chenango County.
Biking, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, and winter snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are favorite activities here.
The park's beach, nature trail, tent and trailer campsites, picnic tables, playground, and showers are almost all accessible to disabled visitors.
There are many nearby state parks, including Gilbert Lake State Park, Hunt's Pond State Park, Oquaga Creek State Park, Chenango Valley State Park, and Glimmerglass State Park.
SEASONAL CAMPING NOW AVAILABLE!!
Reservations for summer-long camping are now available at Bowman Lake State Park. Save time and money with only one registration fee and camp for the summer!
A limited number of campsites have been made available at the facility for seasonal camping. Patrons who are interested will need contact the park directly to make their reservations.
Seasonal campsites do not include electricity, water or sewer services. No additional discounts, including the Access Pass, will be accepted for seasonal camping.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Bowman Lake State Park at 607-334-2718.
Have a reservation already? Don't forget to Pre-Register!! 7 days prior to your arrival you can log-in and pre-register. IT SAVES TIME when checking in on the day of arrival!!
Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
Only 2 pets per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
Campers must set up and occupy the site.
Peak season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.