Bowman Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Bowman Lake Campground is a very remote campground with limited services. Road to access is very rough, rocky, and narrow. Bowman Lake is a large, beautiful lake surrounded by rocky cliffs and scattered pines. A few islands are found within the lake.

There is no boat launch facility at Bowman Lake.

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Fees No fee
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Nevada Irrigation District

General Information

Parking:

Parking available


General Notes:

Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)
Elevation: 5565


Directions:

From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 east towards Truckee approximately 20 miles. Turn left of Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), and last 3 miles are very rough and road is one lane.

From I-80: Take Hwy 20 cutoff on I-80 heading west toward Nevada City for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), and last 3 miles are very rough and road is one lane.


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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 7
No. of Accessible sites None

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