Cowan Lake State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
1750 Osborn Road
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Phone:
513-289-2105

Web:
Cowan Lake State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 254
Number of Sites with Electric: 237

Cottages

27 cottages
Each cottage is heated and air-conditioned, sleeps 5 with 2 private bedrooms and rollaway beds, and offers a bath with shower, furnished living area, complete kitchen, dining area and screened porch
Linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils are provided
2 premium cottages have gas fireplaces and wooden decks with gas cooking grills
Pets are allowed in select cottages, please call 866-644-6727 for more information

Camping
237 electric sites
17 non-electric sites
4 sites are wheelchair accessible.
Showerhouse, flush toilets, laundry facilities, dump station, camper's beach and a boat launch ramp
Commissary is equipped with snacks and camping items
Pet camping is offered on designated sites
Bike rental, volleyball and basketball courts, and miniature golf available to campers

Boating
Ten horsepower limit on Cowan Lake
South Shore Marina offers boats, canoes, and motors for rent, as well as fishing and picnic supplies for sale
4 Launch ramps, fuel and dock rentals are also available
Sailing is very popular on the lake
Marina and boat ramps are Carry In Carry Out areas • No trash cans are available • Please bring your own trash bags

Fishing
Muskie, crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and bluegill are plentiful
Accessible fishing pier is located near the Pine Tree picnic area
Fishing pier is a Carry In Carry Out area • No trash cans are available • Please bring your own trash bags
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

Swimming
1,000 foot public beach is located on the south lake shore.
Bathhouse, showers and a snack bar are available for public use
The beach is a Carry In Carry Out area • No trash cans are available • Please bring your own trash bags
Check for water quality advisories

Picnicking
6 Picnic areas with tables and grills are located in many tree-shaded areas overlooking the lake
2 shelterhouses and dance pavilion are reservable online or by calling 866-644-6727
Shelterhouse and the dance pavilion near the beach are Carry In Carry Out areas • No trash cans are available • Please bring your own trash bags

Trails
6 hiking trails
Beechnut Loop Trail • 1/2 Mile • Easy
Dogwood Trail • 0.7 Miles • Easy
Emerald Woods Trail • 1.8 Miles • Easy
Lotus Cove Trail • 0.7 Miles • Moderate • Offers a boardwalk view of an American Lotus (water lily) colony
Oldfield Trail • 0.8 Miles • Moderate
Lakeview Trail • 1.1 Miles • Moderate
Mountain Bike Trail • 1 Mile • Easy-Difficult

Hunting
Hunting is permitted in designated areas during scheduled hunting seasons
A valid Ohio hunting license is required

More To Do
2 scenic parking areas are offered near the dam
Scenic parking area at the dam spillway is a Carry In Carry Out area • No trash cans are available • Please bring your own trash bags

Area Attractions
Stonelick State Park, located 13 miles southwest of Cowan on State Route 727, and Caesar Creek State Park, situated 18 miles northwest of Cowan on State Route 73, both offer swimming, boating, fishing and camping
Caesar Creek Gorge, a state nature preserve is located adjacent to Caesar Creek State Park
Other attractions include Kings Island Amusement Park; the outdoor drama, Blue Jacket and the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton
For more information on area attractions, visit the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau or call 877-428-4748
 

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