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Bowman Lake State Park

Oxford, Chenango County

Red Fox, Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake State Park is a remote sylvan retreat, where scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests. A lake that is stocked with trout annually is located here, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds.

Wildlife to Watch

  • White-tailed deer
  • Red fox
  • Woodchuck
  • Raccoon
  • Gray squirrel
  • Beaver
  • Geese
  • Hawks
  • Finches

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Nature trails
  • Lake
  • Forests

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Accessible Features

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This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include tent sites and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


660 acres

Closest Town



Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Bowman Lake State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 607-334-2718

Address: 745 Bliven Sherman Rd., Oxford, NY

Website: Bowman Lake State Park (This opens a link outside of DEC's website)

Photo credit: OPRHP