Bowman Lake State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Surrounding a small 35-acre lake and two other similar-sized ponds, Bowman Lake State Park is one of the larger campgrounds in central New York. Only 16 feet at its deepest, the namesake body of water is fed by natural underground springs, which also keep this trout-stocked lake cold. Narrow paved roads snake through the sprawling campground, leading to spacious sites shaded by beech, birch, black cherry, white ash, and dogwood trees. A number of newer, boxy cabins with bunks are also scattered throughout the camping area; sites 19, 193, and 195 are handicapped accessible. Comfort stations are basic with paper towels, hand soap, and outlets, and sites 57–75, 99–108, and 117–123 are closest to one of the two shower houses. The other is next to the basketball court and the picnic area just inside the entrance. Hiking options include over a mile of the Finger Lakes Trail, the longest continuous footpath in New York and part of the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail. A yellow-blazed nature trail also links to the campground."